The very idea that BEE can empower most — let alone all — Africans in a capitalist country is a nonsense that ought to have been subject to instant and constant exposure by the left
We need to begin any analysis with the realisation that capitalism has few winners
The advocate’s speech on inequality, apartheid, the ANC and optimism at the M&G’s 200 Young South Africans event is wanting in a number of aspects
Although the answers are not simple, the warnings have been coming for more than three decades and yet leaders are still not doing what must be done
Producing EVs comes with all the absurdities of producing petrol vehicles
While race is still central, it is the battle among the rich for the wealth of South Africa that has exacerbated inequality
The outbreak and the response to it is showing us that many things are possible, including the provision of water to waterless municipalities
The emergence of an upwardly mobile black elite is a success story, but it remains under wraps
The president is explicit: white monopoly capital causes black poverty, justifying the black elite being the only beneficiaries of economic change.
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.