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Ebrahim Harvey

Ebrahim Harvey

Ebrahim Harvey is a political writer, analyst and author.
This June 16, remember the Black Consciousness movement - and mourn its tragic demise
This June 16, remember the Black Consciousness movement - and mourn its tragic demise
POLITICSThe commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the 1976 June 16 Soweto uprising this week cannot avoid confronting the demise of the...
Vavi must account for his role in Cosatu’s demise
Vavi must account for his role in Cosatu’s demise
COMMENTIn his reply, “Get on board the new federation train, Harvey” (17 May), to my piece entitled “Numsa’s new federation still a...
 The rise of a new black racism in South Africa
The rise of a new black racism in South Africa
Nowhere is the emergence of a new and revealing black racism more evident today that on social media, hot on the heels and probably as a consequence of a resurgence of race and racism experiences and debates more generally in our society since about the start of 2015....
Numsa's new federation still a pipe dream
Numsa's new federation still a pipe dream
The planned launch of a new labour federation, announced on April 30 by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and former Cosatu...
Why the coloured vote has been so elusive for the ANC
Why the coloured vote has been so elusive for the ANC
It is unlikely that the decision last year by the ruling ANC to appoint Danny Jordaan as mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, in the Eastern Cape, will reap rewards in this year's local...
Samwu - the union that's trashing itself
Samwu - the union that's trashing itself
The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) is at a perilous point. For a long time, its members have conducted themselves in ways that are at...
Blackness ain't what it used to be
Blackness ain't what it used to be
RACISM
Racist rants expose Mngxitama
Racist rants expose Mngxitama
Andile Mngxitama recently argued that the ANC does not grasp the race question in this country or the ways racism is expressed, and that it is not...
Factionalism saps the power of SA’s left
Factionalism saps the power of SA’s left
Anybody familiar with the global history of the struggle for socialism since the beginning of the 20th century will know that the movement has...
I cannot imagine the demise of the trail-blazing Mail & Guardian
I cannot imagine the demise of the trail-blazing Mail & Guardian
The advertorial statement in last week's...
Is Ramaphosa still a shoo-in?
Is Ramaphosa still a shoo-in?
POLITICS
ANC can't halt inevitable Cosatu split
ANC can't halt inevitable Cosatu split
If there was any doubt, this week's acrimonious special congress of labour federation Cosatu has made it clear that it will split very soon and that...