Category: South Africa
Could Beijing adopt an anti-imperial currency policy – or next week, will it become a tighter sub-imperial ally of Western financiers?
An amazing thing happened in South Africa this month when the government tried to raise university tuition. Students fought back. And they won.
Students fought back against proposed tuition hikes – and won
In the biggest protests since the end of apartheid, students have shut down universities and forced the government to abandon a planned tuition hike
Entering South Africa this week, stage left, is the celebrated economist Thomas Piketty, whose ideas are already much used and abused
New controversy emerges over Mandela’s ‘Faustian Pact’ with world capital
From Marikana to mineral price crash and jobs meltdown
South African media often depict poor black protesters as angry and irrational. Supporting their struggle requires challenging this discursive trope
This interview takes place in the aftermath of the South African government release of the investigation into the Marikina massacre in which 34 platinum mine workers, protesting low wages and environmentally unsafe conditions were killed by police.
Retreat of foreign investment from Africa means less looting