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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 …

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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. …

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Racism Down Under: Reclaiming Whiteness

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Black Africans continue to face racial prejudice in Australia By Mandisi Majavu A 51-year-old white Australian woman, Michelle Veronica Jacobsen, who subjected a black African family to a nasty racist attack and threatened them with a crowbar, has been charged with assault, going armed in public as to cause fear, …

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Rhodes Must Fall

Rhodes

A commitment to changing society must include an openness to the unexpected moment in which new modes of politics appear By RICHARD PITHOUSE If you’re up early in Dakar and decide to take a walk along the shorefront before the day gets going you may see fishermen setting out on …

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