Look beyond the fawning and you’ll see some horrifying flaws in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget, writes Patrick Bond.
SA's transition into democracy involved compromises that left white privilege intact and black poverty undiminished.
Students' fight against high university fees could be taken beyond campuses, with the final battle fought at the national treasury and Reserve Bank.
Now is the moment to put moral pressure on big business, as job cuts, pollution and capital flight reach record levels, writes Professor Patrick Bond.
Resistance is rising to the liberalising ideology of the South African state and corporate elites, says Patrick Bond, who is on an M&G Lit Fest panel.
SA's appointees undermine the bank's claims of being an alternative to Washington financiers.
The friction between different schools of socialist thinking has produced more light than heat for South Africa.
With additional pressures on the poor, judgment day could be approaching faster.
The institution has failed to retract a document that neoliberal politicians and commentators are using to advocate state spending cuts.
The World Bank's creative accounting has vastly exaggerated levels of poverty reduction.