Category: South Africa

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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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Patrick Bond: South Africa labeled ‘junk’

Will Cabinet shake-up and credit rating downgrade shift ruling-party ideology?

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Patrick Bond: BRICS Dashing Green-Developmental Hopes?

Will the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) bloc ever really challenge the world financial order? The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) leadership is meeting in New Delhi from 31 March to 2 April with a degree of fanfare unmatched by accomplishments. It is a good moment to assess progress since the BRICS Summit in 2013 when rumour Read more…

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Patrick Bond: In South Africa, entering stage left: Jacob Zuma’s ‘Radical Economic Transformation’ alternative factoids

  South Africa’s two main warring political blocs – the forces of Fiscal Patronage (‘Zuptas!’ in local parlance, referring to the immigrant Gupta family’s curious influence over the president’s family and government) versus the forces of Fiscal Prudence (‘Treasury neoliberals!’ to critics) – are still represented by two men who have begun to stumble on Read more…

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