Category: South Africa

David Alexandre: Myth and reality of the South African Experience

Though Nelson Mandela only passed away on December 5, 2013, that is less than a year ago, the propaganda machine has already been working on the Nelson Mandela/Morgan Freeman merger long before his death

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Federico Fuentes: Impact of Marikana Massacre Still Felt

On August 16, activities were held across South Africa to mark the second anniversary of the Marikana massacre in which 34 striking mineworkers were slain by state security forces

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Walden Bello: The BRICS: Challengers to the Global Status Quo

Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?

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Patrick Bond: The BRICS Remix Climate Damage and Corporate Collusion

The movement from below to tackle climate change is gathering pace in South Africa, and elsewhere in the world, in advance of the September 21 mass march against the United Nations

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Federico Fuentes: New liberation Forces Debate Future of Post-Apartheid South Africa

This call by the country’s largest trade union, with over 300,000 members, has caused reverberations throughout the working class

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Patrick Bond: Obama, Zuma and the Washington-Pretoria-Tel Aviv Relay

What, ultimately, was the importance of the Africa-US leadership summit at the White House last week?

Ra’eesa Pather: Cape Town comes out in numbers for Gaza

Estimates put the crowd between 150,000 and 200,000 people

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Vijay Prashad: BRICS

Discussing the recent BRICS conference and the proposal to create a new development bank

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Patrick Bond: In Fortaleza, BRICS Became Co-Dependent Upon Eco-Financial Imperialism

In this context, critics are forcing open two crucial debates: first, is BRICS anti-imperialist as advertised, potentially inter-imperialist as the Ukraine battleground portends, or merely sub-imperialist where it counts most: in the ongoing global financial and climate meltdowns?

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Ewan Robertson: BRICS Summit

Venezuela participated in the gathering of the BRICS emerging powers and Latin American regional blocs in Brazil this week

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