Category: South Africa

Eve Ottenberg: A Feminist Revolt

Crossroads, I Live Where I Like portrays a unique feminist effort, whose leaders struggled for the basics of survival for their families and friends, for which some of them paid with their lives

Abahlali baseMjondolo: Corrections to Minister Lindiwe Sisulu’s Statement Congratulating S’bu Zikode on the Announcement of the Per Anger Prize

We hope that the Minister can commit to a genuine and democratic working relationship with Abahlali, other democratic formations and the poor people of South Africa and the working class in general

Abahlali baseMjondolo: The State Continues to Murder with Impunity

State violence towards impoverished black people is a serious crisis in South Africa

Amelia Pollard: The Rise of the Private Police

In South Africa, private security companies have eclipsed the police force, threatening the state’s democratic authority and replicating apartheid-era racial inequality. Is the U.S. next?

Abby Zimet: Biko: And the Eyes of the World Are Watching Now

A gifted medical student and charismatic organizer, Bantu Steve Biko was arguably the most famous martyr of the struggle against South African apartheid

Jon Queally: AstraZeneca Charging South Africa More Than Double What Europeans Pay for Covid-19 Vaccine

“This is the problem when you have essential medicines in the hands of big business, with almost no transparency as to pricing.”

Steven Robins: Reclaiming the city and building an urban common in Woodstock

The repurposing of the vacant Woodstock Hospital into Cissie Gool House has been an experiment in creating new relations of social proximity and cooperative interaction

Patrick Bond: As South African climate justice veterans fall, consciousness begins reviving, from below and across

Deaths of four frontline KwaZulu-Natal activists – and latest Durban oil refinery explosion – define 2021 battlegrounds

Ronnie Kasrils: We Fought Against South African Apartheid, and We’re Appalled by Jeremy Corbyn’s Suspension

Solidarity in support of a just cause is a powerful weapon

Patrick Bond: Wallerstein expanded the South African independent left’s horizons

In establishing a strategic approach to these big-picture problems, which we continue to face in South Africa, no one I know embraced scale-politics better, with more seriousness and historical reach, and with such a long-range, compassionate future viewpoint, than Immanuel Wallerstein

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