South Africa

2022 Durban floods

Patrick Bond and Mary Galvin report on the recent catastrophic floods in Durban, which have exposed the Cyril Ramaphosa government’s criminal negligence and failure to take action on climate change.

Girl wearing a mask

Time of Pandemics didn’t start out as a film about COVID-19, but only months into the project, the global pandemic began, writes Susan Price.

Climate Justice puts the people most affected by the crisis at the centre of the solution. Health Justice must do the same, argues Rehad Desai.

Ebrahim Ebrahim, "Terror" Lekota, Harry Gwala, Nelson Mandela and Chris Hani at an ANC rally.

Ebrahim Ebrehim was an exemplary comrade in the South African struggle for freedom, who until his death was a committed internationalist, writes Sidney Luckett.

Opponents of the Xolobeni titanium mining project on South Africa's Wild Coast have frequently been victims of intimidation and assault, reports Hali Healy. Most incidents go unreported out of fear of retribution.

Alex Salmon reviews a new book by anti-Apartheid activists about how sport both upheld the racist status quo and became a crucial site of resistance.

South African Transport and Allied Workers Union members have refused to offload an Israeli ship in protest against Israel’s war on Palestine, reports Markela Panegyres.

Right from the start, agreements and plans for the development of COVID-19 vaccines were going to privilege a profit-generating and market-based approach, writes Dale McKinley.

Under new COVID-19 regulations, it is now a criminal offence — for the first time in South Africa’s history — to hold any kind of political gathering, writes Dale McKinley

There’s a new comic book superhero in South Africa and she is fighting climate change, capitalism and COVID-19, write Mandy Moussoris and Dale McInley.

If carbon continues to be pumped into the atmosphere, we may see the end of complex societies and the extinction of most species, writes Shawn Hattingh. But, we can still avoid climate catastrophe and build a radically democratic, egalitarian and caring society.

A new Climate Justice Charter has been adopted by a mass online assembly of activists in South Africa, reports Climate and Capitalism

A series of coordinated protests across South Africa took place on August 1, writes Angela Chukunzira, raising a range of demands including for a universal basic income, universal health care and mass testing to fight COVID-19.

Two-thirds of all COVID-19 testing in South Africa has been conducted in costly private hospitals. This is raising questions as to whether the most vulnerable sections of the population are being tested sufficiently, writes Pavan Kulkarni.

Anti-apartheid freedom fighter, Denis Goldberg spent more than a quarter of his life in jail before he was released in 1985. He spent the remaining years speaking out against oppression and injustice before dying on April 29 in Cape Town at the age of 87, writes Raymond Suttner.

Pandemics have their roots in environmental change and ecosystem disturbances. Understanding their foundational causes can provide fertile ground for the systemic changes we so desperately need, writes Dale McKinley.

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