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Dale McKinley
Dr Dale T McKinley is an independent writer, researcher and lecturer as well as political activist. Originally from Zimbabwe, Dale has lived and worked in Johannesburg since 1990. He ran/managed a socialist bookshop from 1991 to 1994 and was a full time activist/educationist with the South African Communist Party from 1995 until 2000 (before being expelled for trying to be a communist.) Dale was a co-founder and executive member of the Anti-Privatisation Forum and remains active in social movement/community struggles. He holds a PhD in political economy/African studies. Dale occasionally lectures at university level, gives regular talks to a wide variety of organisations and has produced numerous research reports and analyses for a range of NGOs, academic institutes and other civil society organisations. He is the author three books and has written extensively on South African and international political economy, socio-economic rights/struggles and liberation movement and community politics.

Commissions of Inquiry or Omission?

Commissions of Inquiry

  By DALE McKINLEY Amongst its many other attributes, South Africa could arguably be called the commission capital of the world. While there is no official list of how many commissions of inquiry there have been in the 20 years since 1994, suffice to say that the numbers are impressive. In the last 14 years alone there have been no ... Read More »

South Africa’s Electricity Crisis: Power to the People?

electricity crisis

Big Business is both the primary consumer of electricity and the principal culprit when it comes to non-payment for services By DALE T McKINLEY AMANDLA NGAWETHU! We hear it all the time and many regularly shout it. Indeed, “power to the people” has been a crucial part of South Africa’s political vocabulary for decades, first as the sole preserve of ... Read More »