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Future for Progressive Politics in South Africa

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As Latin America’s Pink Tide sweeps across Europe, what are the prospects for a more progressive brand of politics in South Africa? By FAZILA FAROUK Analysts argue that the expulsion of Zwelinzima Vavi and Numsa from Cosatu, by a faction sympathetic to President Jacob Zuma, have clear consequences for a major re-alignment of labour in South Africa. Perhaps more importantly, ... Read More »

Political Significance of South Africa’s Protests

South Africa's Protests

BY JANE DUNCAN In the broader scheme of things, how significant are the recent wave of protests that have engulfed South Africa over the past decade? Are they another means of pressurising the ruling African National Congress (ANC) into delivering better services, or do they represent a new form of anti-systemic politics that promises to change how society is organised, ... Read More »

Time for Change in South Africa’s Labour Movement

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By STEVEN FRIEDMAN If that well-worn cliché about never wasting a crisis applies to anything, it is the labour movement today. Contrary to some current rhetoric, the movement does not need to return to what it was: it needs to become something different. Deepening tensions in Cosatu, which saw the departure of the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) and now ... Read More »