Category: South Africa

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

Jonathan Watts: Goldman prize awarded to South African women

Winners of the world’s leading environmental award faced down Vladimir Putin and the country’s recently deposed leader, Jacob Zuma, to overturn a multibillion-dollar nuclear deal

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Patrick Bond: After Zuma

Corruption and Capital in ‘BRICS’ South Africa

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Patrick Bond: Cyril Ramaphosa relaunches neo-liberalism

After Jacob Zuma’s firing, South Africa risks budget austerity and even renewed BRICS ‘poisoning’

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