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Patrick Bond

Patrick Bond

Patrick Bond teaches political economy at the Wits School of Governance. He is the author of Uneven Zimbabwe: A study of finance, development and underdevelopment (1998) and co-author ofZimbabwe’s Plunge: Exhausted nationalism, neoliberalism and the search for social Justice (2003).
    SA economist whose work went global wrote with a deep idealism
    SA economist whose work went global wrote with a deep idealism
    Sampie Terreblanche’s name will live on in the hearts and minds of social scientists, economic justice activists and perhaps even a few guilt-ridden politicians. Indeed, President Cyril Ramaphosa tweeted generous condolences on Monday....
    A case of talk left, budget right
    A case of talk left, budget right
    On Tuesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa offered fine words: “The most important people in this country are not those who walk the red carpet in...
    Looting of Africa calls for action
    Looting of Africa calls for action
    A new World Bank report, The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018, documents Africa’s impoverishment by the rampant extraction of minerals, oil and...
    Zimbabwe suffers an elite transition while economic meltdown looms
    Zimbabwe suffers an elite transition while economic meltdown looms
    In Zimbabwe’s cities and towns, hundreds of thousands of citizens
    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...
    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...