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Jeff Rudin

M&G, electric cars are not a panacea

Producing EVs comes with all the absurdities of producing petrol vehicles

Apartheid lives: Why we still use that era’s ‘racial’ categories

While race is still central, it is the battle among the rich for the wealth of South Africa that has exacerbated inequality

Covid-19 has a silver lining

The outbreak and the response to it is showing us that many things are possible, including the provision of water to waterless municipalities

​Analysis of inequality in South Africa remains shallow

The emergence of an upwardly mobile black elite is a success story, but it remains under wraps

​Zuma’s plan for radical economic transformation is just BEE on steriods

The president is explicit: white monopoly capital causes black poverty, justifying the black elite being the only beneficiaries of economic change.

Race reinvented for post-apartheid SA

Two decades since 1994, we’re still stuck in the racial categories of the old regime - a colour-coding of class from which only the rich benefit.

No fees: Breathe fire into ubuntu

South Africa can afford fee-free universities without squeezing them to make do with even less.

A green economy grows jobs

There is no trade-off between a lower carbon economy and unemployment and poverty.

Class elephant ironically ignored

The class of class struggle is much more than just an objective measure of poverty or wealth, of inequality or economic power.

Wage gap kept wide open by top echelons

Section 27 of the Employment Equity Act has been largely ignored since 1998, even by Cosatu, write Dick Forslund and Jeff Rudin.

Symbolic policy can’t paper over NDP’s widening cracks

An encouraging investment climate takes priority over good climate-change intentions.

Green economy: Humanity’s long, slow suicide

The much-vaunted green economy is an illusion that hides that nothing much has changed, says Jeff Rudin.

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