All Articles on South Africa

We must build and popularize an ideology and culture that offer a solution other than hate and scapegoating to the woes experienced by the poor and dispossessed—and amplify the theories and strategies that exist among popular movements today. (Remko de Waal/Getty-AFP) Views
How Working-Class Movements Are Moving Beyond the Confines of Capitalism
We must rebuild the imagination of the working class and combat the capitalist narrative that has made it easier for us to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism
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Former President Nelson Mandela takes the oath on May 10, 1994, during his inauguration at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa. Views
I Witnessed How Close South Africa Came to Civil War, 25 Years Ago Today
Twenty-five years after South Africa’s miraculous first democratic elections, it’s easy to forget just how close the county came to civil war. I was working for the ANC (Western Cape) from 1992-4 and there were times - right up to Election Day itself - that, as Mandela said, it “seemed impossible...
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Global Poll Reveals Surging Fear of Climate Crisis and US Power Under Trump
Over the past five years, from the U.S. to Poland to Kenya, the number of people worried about the climate crisis has risen by double-digits
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South African Officials Among Many Denouncing Trump's "Disgusting" White Supremacist Talking Point on Land Reforms
"Tucker Carlson is acting as a direct pathway communicating narratives between white nationalists and the president of the United States."
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Aerial view of Black Wattle Colliery Opencast Coal Mine, Middelburg,RSA. (Photo: © 350.org/Zac Modirapula) Views
How a Development Bank is Propping Up the Fossil Fuel Industry in South Africa. And Why it Must Reverse Course
Local communities are not the only ones who are going to pay the bitter price of reckless and backward-looking investment choices.
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Men at work, Mining Atlas Coal Washery, Middelburg, RSA. (Photo: © 350.org/Leroy Jason) Views
Coal Communities in South Africa Want Coal to Stop
51% of all hospital admissions and deaths in coal communities are due to outdoor air pollution which could be attributed to emissions from power stations.
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Winnie Mandela, the ex-wife of South African anti-apartheid fighter and former president Nelson Mandela, died on April 2 after a long illness at the age of 81. They are seen here at a 1990 rally in Soweto celebrating Nelson Mandela’s release from jail. Views
Winnie and MLK: Their Fight was Right — and It’s Not Over
The pursuit of racial equality in South Africa and the United States, begun decades ago, still resonates today.
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South African business leader Bonang Mohale, left, wrote an open letter urging World Economic Forum attendees who oppose President Donald Trump's reported comments about African countries, to walk out of his speech there on Friday. News
To Protest Racist Comments and Policies, Walkout Planned for Trump's Davos Speech
Several leaders plan to protest the president's speech, accusing him of aiming "to pull up the drawbridge for people who are not white, and engineer an exclusive, less diverse America"
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Tree trunks stand in the critically low Theewaterskloof Dam in Villiersdorp, South Africa, Jan. 23, 2018. (Photo: Reuters) News
Climate Bellwether? With Cape Town Almost Out of Water, "Day Zero" Looms
In less than three months, residents in South African city could be lining up for rationed water under armed guards. "Is this the new normal?"
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At UN Hearing, South African Delegate Decries Israel as World's Last Functioning "Apartheid State"
"We remain deeply concerned at the denial of the right of self-determination to the Palestinian people," said delegate at a hearing in Geneva, "in the absence of which no other human right can be exercised or enjoyed."
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