Category: South Africa

The Con: Alone, With Nowhere To Go

The attacks, which moved like a wave over the Durban settlements of Isipingo, Umlazi, Chatsworth and others, left thousands of foreign nationals displaced, fearing for their lives

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Patrick Bond: Mandela Led Fight Against Apartheid, But Not Against Extreme Inequality

Our wealth redistribution was the second worst of major countries after Brazil, and now is much, much, much worse, is the worst major country in the world

Andrew Nash: Mandela’s Democracy

The tribal model of democracy has come to form the ideological contradictions of the new South Africa

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Patrick Bond: Disconnecting the minerals-energy-climate dots

Intersectionality missing-in-action at Cape Town’s Alternative Mining Indaba

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Patrick Bond: South Africa’s Austerity Meets Opposition

Around 3000 protesters from the new United Front party recently marched to parliament against new economic plans

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Patrick Bond: Keep South Africa’s Lights on with Renewable Energy – or Irradiate a Darkened Nation?

After an explosive start to his State of the Nation Address last week, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma turned to nuclear, coal, fracking and offshore drilling projects – but what about the country’s free sunshine, wind and tides?

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Patrick Bond: South Africa’s Electricity

A Muddle, a Meltdown or a Miracle?

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Patrick Bond: South African Oil Spill Pollutes Rich Whites’ Playground

But suburban Durban’s disaster reveals wider planetary abuse and eco-racism

Doug Allen: Nelson Mandela: His Meaning For Us Today

When assessing the meaning and significance of Nelson Mandela for us today, we are confronted with many contradictory questions: Which Nelson Mandela? Which Mandela narrative?

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Patrick Bond: Ricardo Hausmann’s Tall Tales about South Africa

Misunderstanding Foreign Economic Relations and Worker Productivity

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