Category: South Africa

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Patrick Bond: Who dropped the Rain Bomb on Durban last month? And will they pay climate reparations?

Africa is responsible for less than four percent of historic global emissions – we are not the ones who caused this crisis. We want climate justice

Amandla Collective: Take back the unions for their members

Please Help ZNet             Source: Amandla! What we are witnessing in the labour movement today is quite simply a tragedy. At a time when the working class is suffering as never before, leaders of Saftu are tearing the young federation to pieces. The working class needs this federation to strengthen Read more…

Abahlali baseMjondolo: Nokuthula Mabaso was assassinated in eKhenana

The struggle for dignity, for land and autonomy, continues to mean death. Our hearts are broken

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Patrick Bond: Durban’s latest Rain Bomb kills more than 300 and unveils state climate sloth

Floods again ravaged South Africa’s third-largest city, Durban, killing at least 300 residents

Abahlali baseMjondolo: Human rights only exist on paper for the poor

Today we look forward to real freedom, to a time when we as black people are no longer murdered for insisting on our human dignity

Abahlali baseMjondolo: We welcome the strong social dimensions of the report on the July riots

We hope that the demands that we have raised as a mass democratic movement of the poorest of the poor will be taken into consideration in today’s State of the Nation Address

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Sarah Lazare: South African Scientists Spent 8 Months Reinventing the Wheel

During the time scientists were reverse-engineering Moderna’s mRNA vaccine, 100,000 people in Africa died of Covid

Abahlali baseMjondolo: The Msunduzi Municipality engages the ANC, not the people

We will never accept that we should be sent to ‘transit camps’, as if we were animals. Our humanity is non-negotiable

Abahlali baseMjondolo: Jika Joe Residents Grab the Bull by the Horns

On Thursday morning residents of the Jika Joe settlement in the Msunduzi Municipality blockaded the roads leading into Pietermaritzburg, the capital city of KwaZulu-Natal. They shut down the city

Sisonke Msimang: Tutu’s Passing is a Reminder of the ANC’s Unfinished Business

Tutu’s reconciliation efforts were supposed to be followed by justice for apartheid victims

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