Category: South Africa

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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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Patrick Bond: State of the BRICS Class Struggle, Part 2

‘Social Dialogue’ Reform Frustrations

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Patrick Bond: State of the BRICS class struggle

Repression, Austerity and Worker Militancy

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Patrick Bond: Scholars get drunk on their own rhetoric in South Africa

A ‘think tank’ is sometimes a group of people paid to think, by the people who control the tanks (as Naomi Klein once remarked). Here in Johannesburg, one of South Africa’s highest-profile intellectual vehicles appears to be a victim of drunken driving by scholars from whom we otherwise expect much stronger political navigation skills. In the luxurious central business Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: We Build Your Homes, But Have No Homes Ourselves

Diary of a South African Land Occupation

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