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Ebrahim Harvey

Samwu – the union that’s trashing itself

The wildcat strikes by refuse workers in Jo'burg are a troubling sign of leaderless disorganisation.

Blackness ain’t what it used to be

The splintering of black people along political and class lines means they don’t speak with one voice, writes Ebrahim Harvey.

Racist rants expose Mngxitama

The former EFF MP is guilty of a crude reductionism that contributes nothing to a nonracial society

Factionalism saps the power of SA’s left

Debilitating internecine rivalry and squabbles give scant hope that a leftist realignment can succeed.

I cannot imagine the demise of the trail-blazing Mail & Guardian

No paper, the writer argues, has kept the ruling party on its toes as the M&G has done.

Is Ramaphosa still a shoo-in?

As the political sands shift, Ebrahim Harvey questions whether Cosatu and the SACP will support Cyril Ramaphosa for the ANC presidency.

ANC can’t halt inevitable Cosatu split

Over the years, bitter factionalism has torn at the labour federation and caused deep fissures.

Under Zuma, the ANC has finally lost it

The never-ending political scandals are ultimately killing the hopes of the poor majority.

Mantashe’s ill temper has hurt the ANC

The secretary general must take some blame for the spectacular rise of Amcu and the EFF.

Wildcat strikes have left a bitter legacy

The battles for higher wages by angry striking miners must be chosen carefully to avoid setbacks for the workers, writes Ebrahim Harvey.

Deep Read: Kgalema’s hopes and concerns

In this extract from 'Kgalema Motlanthe: A Political Biography', we learn that he didn't expect the new leadership to do things it accused Mbeki of.

ANC faces an uphill battle in the Western Cape

It often does not seem that the ANC fully appreciates the working-class and poor profile of the coloured population in the Western Cape .

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