Latest articles on Austerity

What to do about our unemployed doctors

It’s official. Austerity budgets may be here to stay. Here’s how South Africa should be working with what it’s got to provide healthcare.

Austerity is an assault on the poor

Hyper-cartels now determine the global market, feeding the few and starving the many

Recession risks hitting healthcare where it counts

Experts warn state clinics and hospitals are likely to further deteriorate as the public purse shrinks.

Fears as Durban loses last state cancer specialist

Only two state cancer specialists remain in the province of more than 10-million people.

Athens tears up austerity handbook

The new leaders want to ease the 'humanitarian crisis' – but Greece's creditors are not impressed.

Greece’s new leader moves to form anti-austerity government

The election result marked a comprehensive rejection of the years of austerity demanded by the EU and IMF in return for the €240-billion bailout.

Greeks take risky election gamble

Failure to elect a new president will pit the ruling Samaras coalition against the popular radical left Syriza party.

World Bank’s flawed report kicks SA’s poor in the teeth

The institution has failed to retract a document that neoliberal politicians and commentators are using to advocate state spending cuts.

War over Europe’s economic future heats up

Resentment is growing over German chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership and fiscal austerity measures.

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