Category: South Africa

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David Swanson: The Question of Sanctions: South Africa and Palestine

Sanctions against apartheid South Africa are, in the opinion of the writer, the only instance when sanctions have achieved their objective. They were also driven by civil society rather than by governments. By contrast, US sanctions since the 1950s against Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, North Korea and numerous other countries have proved dismal failures. Read more…

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Patrick Bond: In South Africa, Ramaphosa rises as Lonmin expires

Workers, women and communities prepare to fight, not mourn

Paddy O'Halloran: The University and Debt

Thinking About Neocolonialism in the United States

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Patrick Bond: Corporate-state degeneracy

In South Africa’s fight between hostile brothers – the “Zuptas” and “White Monopoly Capital” – a new consensus appears

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Patrick Bond: Capitalist ‘deglobalization’

BRICS Xiamen summit doomed by centrifugal economics

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Patrick Bond: Falling BRICS

Most of the BRICS countries have witnessed sustained protests, many against corruption, environmental destruction and labor abuse

Janet Cherry: Successes and Failures

There are lessons that have been learned by the South Africa student movement, including a greater realization of their own power

Adri Nieuwhof: Israel treats prisoners worse than apartheid

The situation of the Palestinian prisoners reminds the older generation in South Africa of their past

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Patrick Bond: South Africa: Mass protests

On South Africa’s political left, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party dominated recent news by leading a mass march on President Jacob Zuma’s office in Pretoria

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Patrick Bond: Demanding Zuma’s Resignation

ANC’s leadership called into question as Zuma’s corruption ridden Presidency is headed to an end, who will lead the country next?

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