Category: South Africa
A Muddle, a Meltdown or a Miracle?
But suburban Durban’s disaster reveals wider planetary abuse and eco-racism
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?
Misunderstanding Foreign Economic Relations and Worker Productivity
Excerpts from Piero Gleijeses’ Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991
The Bank’s optimism about redistributiom is not unusual, for it suffers a seriously bad statistical habit: poverty denialism.
Statement by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa
Below are the speaking notes Jim’s presentation to the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) Central Executive Committee meeting to discuss the union’s expulsion from the federation, on November 7, 2014. After meeting through the night, delegates voted 33-24 in favour of expelling NUMSA, South Africa’s biggest trade union, the largest union in the federation and Read more…
The biggest credibility crisis ever to hit South Africa’s independent media is unfolding
Twenty years of local democracy in South Africa has been very cruel for Abahlali baseMjondolo and for millions of other poor people