Category: South Africa

Patrick Bond: BRICS fantasies and unintended revelations: The wages of sub-imperial assimilation

With men at the BRICS helm like Serra and his president Michel Temer (who is also corrupt and widely despised), so too has the bloc become damaged goods

Ben Morken: South Africa: Rising anger as mass student protests return

On Tuesday, September 20, mass student protests erupted across the country after Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande announced that universities can raise tuition fees by up to 8% next year

Libby Lunstrum: Militarizing game parks and marketing wildlife are unsustainable strategies

CITES comes to South Africa

Luke Sinwell: The Spirit of Marikana

The rise of insurgent trade unionism in South Africa — an excerpt

Immanuel Wallerstein: South Africa’s ANC Is Slipping Away

South Africa has now shifted from a democratic model that it has claimed to be, to being a center of internal turmoil of a sort that might be difficult to label as democratic.

Patrick Bond: Bill Gates’ silver-bullet misfiring at the Mandela Memorial Lecture

Gates specialises in top-down technicist quick-fixes – ‘silver bullets’ – which often backfire on the economic shooting range of extreme corporate influence and neoliberal policies

Patrick Bond: Flight of corporate profits poses biggest threat to South Africa’s economy

The only short-term solution is a radical tightening of exchange controls against corporations and wealthy individuals

Patrick Bond: Imperialism’s Junior Partners

The response to the Brazilian coup shows that the BRICS powers are not a real alternative to US imperialism

Ramzy Baroud: The Spirit of Nelson Mandela in Palestine: Is His Real Legacy Being Upheld?

I dreaded that rich, corrupt Palestinians in Ramallah are utilizing the image of Mandela to acquire badly-needed political capital

Patrick Bond: Austerity Gathers Pace in Volatile South Africa

A wedge is being quickly driven through Pretoria’s political elite

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