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The wage negotiations at ESKOM, South Africa’s state owned electricity monopoly, reveals that the Ramaphosa presidency has set for itself the task of restoring the political dominance of…

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Meeting of the Council of the Socialist International, United Nations, Geneva, 26-27 June 2018, The Council of the Socialist International, meeting in United Nations, in Geneva…

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Association of 140 global political parties, including 35 parties in government, adopts BDS and calls for a military embargo on Israel until it ends its violations of Palestinian rights. This is the most significant…

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On June 16 South Africa commemorated the student uprisings of 1976. 2018 marked 42 years since students in Soweto rose up against apartheid and thus set in motion the resurgence of the struggles of the oppressed that led to the…

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The ANC-led government was elected into political office in 1994. Enshrined in the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP), one of the mandates of the ANC government was…

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The banning of student organisations – SASO and SASM – in 1977 did not succeed in destroying the spirit of resistance among students for long. Already in 1979 a new student organisation…

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In 1975 the Minister of Bantu Education decided that half of the subjects in standard five and form one must be taught in Afrikaans. There was widespread opposition to the use of Afrikaans…

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The crushing of mass resistance in the early 1960s –signaled by the Sharpeville massacre and the banning of the liberation movements was followed by the growth and expansion of the manufacturing…

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In Southern Africa “the land question” looms large. After decades, even centuries, of being suppressed, the land question again and again rises right back up to the top of the agenda. In Zimbabwe…

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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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