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Patrick Bond

Patrick Bond

    The poor face double-digit inflation
    The poor face double-digit inflation
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    Why South Africa should undo Mandela’s economic deals
    Why South Africa should undo Mandela’s economic deals
    Is South Africa finally maturing to the point that the economic - not just political - ...
    Only pressure on SA's elites can ease university fee stress
    Only pressure on SA's elites can ease university fee stress
    There is a new student movement sweeping South Africa’s universities. Its enemies? Excessive fee increases and underpaid workers.
    Capitalist contradictions
    Capitalist contradictions
    Journalist Allan Greenblo...
    SA bonded to a stupid economy
    SA bonded to a stupid economy
    Was the most banal political meme ever generated the one James Carville hammered home to Bill Clinton in the 1992 United States presidential...
    Brics bank to bolster IMF, World Bank
    Brics bank to bolster IMF, World Bank
    The main point of the Brics summit this week was host Vladimir Putin's demonstration of economic autonomy, given how much Western sanctions and low...
    Marxists plot new course for Mzansi
    Marxists plot new course for Mzansi
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    Nene falls in with big business
    Nene falls in with big business
    Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene bent over backwards to meet the demands of big business, bank economists and the ultra rich – and not to answer...
    World Bank's flawed report kicks SA's poor in the teeth
    World Bank's flawed report kicks SA's poor in the teeth
    When a bad idea is politically convenient, it can travel especially fast. On November 5, the World Bank released its technical report, Fiscal...
    South Africa's inconvenient truths
    South Africa's inconvenient truths
    "South Africa is achieving a sizable reduction in poverty and inequality through its fiscal tools." This was the claim by the World Bank's...
    Divestment will shake up climate policy paralysis
    Divestment will shake up climate policy paralysis
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu writes: "People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations financing the injustice of climate change."
    Climate change: The secrets of our collusion
    Climate change: The secrets of our collusion
    For members of Parliament...