Category: South Africa

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Patrick Bond: World Bank punches South Africa’s poor, by ignoring the rich

Subsidized white capitalists and oppressed activists are amongst those who must “not be named”

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Patrick Bond: BRICS Faces External Capitalist Crisis, Growing Internal Strife

Brazil, Russia, India and China quietly step on African heads to get more IMF voting power, as one instance of the anti-Western rhetorical charade

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Patrick Bond: Why South Africa should undo Mandela’s economic deals

Is South Africa finally maturing to the point that the economic – not just political – compromises of the 1990s democratic transition can be reconsidered?

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Immanuel Wallerstein: The BRICS: A Fable for Our Time

The economic strength of the BRICS took a turn for the worse in the 2010s

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Patrick Bond: South African Capitalism’s Train-Smash

The country’s surface-level political drama should not distract from deeper fissures

Chris Webb: Impatient for Justice

South Africa’s youth are leading an uncompromising movement to right the wrongs of the post-apartheid era

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Patrick Bond: China’s Path into Africa Blocked

Will Beijing amplify the neo-colonial patterns of extractive looting paved by Western capital?

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Patrick Bond: China Sucked Deeper into World Financial Vortex, as BRICS Sink

Could Beijing adopt an anti-imperial currency policy – or next week, will it become a tighter sub-imperial ally of Western financiers?

Ted Hesson: Haven’t heard about South Africa’s gripping protests?

An amazing thing happened in South Africa this month when the government tried to raise university tuition. Students fought back. And they won.

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Patrick Bond: South African Student Protests

Students fought back against proposed tuition hikes – and won

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