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The Human Cost of Xenophobia


The human cost of intolerance towards African immigrants and refugees is too high By MANDISI MAJAVU Three months after the South African government announced that it was planning to introduce a controversial stringent application process for refugees seeking asylum in the country, foreign-owned shops are being looted in Soweto and foreign nationals are being subjected to xenophobic attacks again. The …

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Will the Greek Elections Strengthen the Hands of the Global South?

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Now that Greece has the political endorsement to do so, it can quite legitimately threaten the EU with an intentional default. By ALEXANDER O’RIORDAN, Brussels  This week in the Greek elections, Greece elected into power the left-wing political party, Syriza, headed by Alexis Tsipras, who led the party to victory on an anti-austerity ticket, thus rattling financial markets by raising the …

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On Not Reducing Racism to Apartheid

By RICHARD PITHOUSE  We would be more effective at dealing with the endemic racism in our society if we didn’t relentlessly speak in a manner that reduces racism to apartheid and ‘apartheid tendencies’. The reason for this is not because historical trauma should be repressed and its consequences in the present naturalised. On the contrary it is because the development …

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South Africa’s Energy Crisis: Renewables for the Rich?

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By SALIEM FAKIR South African citizens should brace themselves for a long journey of troubled co-existence with Eskom’s woes as the country’s energy crisis worsens. However, citizens with higher incomes are likely to become less dependent on Eskom because they can supply their energy needs through alternative power sources like renewables, solar-water heaters, gas and home-diesel generators. But poorer households …

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How Pragmatism Drove China’s Economic Transformation

How PragmChina's Economic Transformation

By SALIEM FAKIR Decline can happen rapidly and all before one’s eyes. Sometimes the response to it can be slow and even result in total neglect. In the case of China’s economic transformation, pragmatism a primary role. First, there’s generally denial or the inability to speak up. Then there’s some acceptance that things are not going well; and finally there may …

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The Nigerian Synagogue Church of All Nations has Collapsed Before – VIDEO

Nigerian Synagogue Church of All Nationals

By PENNY SWIFT As the death toll from this week’s collapse of a building that was part of the Nigerian Synagogue Church of All Nations continues to rise, it has emerged that this is not the first time a church structure belonging to the Church has collapsed. According to The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) website, the roof of …

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