Category: South Africa

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Patrick Bond: Budgeting for black-out in South Africa

The African country with by far the most advanced infrastructure and largest energy supply increasingly appears to be on the verge of a nervous breakdown, in its economic, ecological and electricity systems

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Patrick Bond: South Africa Searches for a 
Financial Parachute

An open, frank public discussion about the IMF’s regrettable history and current agenda is sorely needed

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Patrick Bond: Jim Yong Kim’s mixed messages to the World Bank, and the world

Johannesburg – World Bank president Jim Kim is an ex-leftist who claims that in the mid-1990s he wanted to shut down the Bank. At the time, it was an entirely valid, realistic goal of the 50 Years is Enough! Campaign and especially the World Bank Bonds Boycott. Kim’s co-edited Dying for Growth (2000) book-length analysis Read more…

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Patrick Bond: South Africa searches for a financial parachute

Now that a $170 billion foreign debt cliff looms

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Patrick Bond: Mining conflicts multiply, as critics of ‘extractivism’ gather in Johannesburg

These sorts of Western+BRICS modes of super-exploitation exemplify the mineral, oil and gas looting underway across Africa

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Patrick Bond: South Africans peer down Trump’s world economic $#!thole

South Africa has just witnessed two major economic events which spoke volumes about the prospects for global and local capitalism

Celina della Croce: South Africa’s Shack Dwellers’ Movement Is Fighting Back

Movement leader S’bu Zikode says that after years of broken promises, shack dwellers are left with no choice but to fight for dignity and land

Mike Peters: The mind of the oppressed

Exploring the legacy of Steve Biko, a radical who spent his life fighting for Black liberation and for the overthrow of the Apartheid government in South Africa

Richard Pithouse: New Frame

We will strive to keep a clear and vigilant eye on the lived experience of oppression and resistance, and to develop new frames for making adequate sense of our time and place, and prospects for a better future

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Patrick Bond: BRICS-Johannesburg simultaneously disappoints and threatens

With Trump setting the agenda on the building and destruction of political alliances between states while wrecking prospects of multilateral action, the world requires a new generation of international leaders to develop a genuine alternative

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