President Cyril Ramaphosa hopes to raise over a trillion rand new in investment over the next five years to boost the economy. The ambitious…

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On the evening of 9 January 2018 President Jacob Zuma finally gave in to pressure to appoint a Judicial Commission of Enquiry into State Capture. The pressure had been mounting on President Zuma for more than a year to appoint…

Since coming to power in 1994 the African National Congress (ANC) has been caught between the aspirations of the majority and the reality of power in a global capitalist world. The ANC came to power on the back of a…

On 24 January 2018 the court of appeal in Brazil confirmed a 10-year sentence handed down to former Brazil president Lula da Silva in July 2017. ‘Lula’, as he is popularly know in Brazil and around the world, is appealing…

Over the last few years there has been a growing problem of “highjacked” buildings in the inner-city of Johannesburg. Owners of building are prevented from collecting rent or even running their buildings by…

The year 2017 was a year in which white big business laid its claim to leadership, this time of corruption in South Africa. Up to 2017, big business had been the leaders of the struggle against…

The British general election of 8 June 2017 is probably the most important event of 2017. In the general elections of 8 June, the Labour Party of Britain, led by Jeremy Corbyn, almost won the general elections. The Labour Party…

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Over the past two weeks South Africa has been gripped by fear of “Junk Status”. On Friday, 31 March President Zuma dismissed Pravin Gordhan as Minister of Finance, and appointed Malusi Gigaba in his place. On Monday, 3 April Standard…

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The SASSA scandal currently unfolding is probably the most dramatic expression of how far the African National Congress (ANC) has travelled. Under apartheid, its activists were associated with laying down their lives in defending and advancing the interests of the…

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January is always a difficult month for working class families, and news from PACSA that the prices of important food items that the working class depends on has increased is a blow to many. In its latest Monthly Food Price…

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