Karl Marx

 
2019 elections: The great democratic swindle
2019 elections: The great democratic swindle
With the May 8 elections results announced, the analyst-pollster machine goes into another gear. The data geeks and other people linked to the...
Let the small gods live on in cowpats, Santa and song
Let the small gods live on in cowpats, Santa and song
When I was eight, my Waldorf School class went for a camp on a biodynamic farm called Bloublommetjieskloof in the Boland. We were taught how to...
“What are you? Some sort of socialist..?”
“What are you? Some sort of socialist..?”
Stop me if you’ve seen this one.
The  ‘prosperity gospel’  means exploitation
The  ‘prosperity gospel’  means exploitation
A popular fanaticism has stormed altars of evangelical churches in the past decade, not only in South Africa but also across the continent.
Halt the capitalist crisis gripping the world
Halt the capitalist crisis gripping the world
Capital has always aspired to a global reach. 
Identity politics is about our quest for recognition
Identity politics is about our quest for recognition
Author Francis Fukuyama writes that the rapid changes in the political and economic landscape have seen people around the world losing their...
Elitism remains the enemy of democracy
Elitism remains the enemy of democracy
For millions of people, South Africa is what Frantz Fanon called “a nonviable society”. Systemic unemployment makes it somewhere between...
Class exists but can we say the same of race?
Class exists but can we say the same of race?
Is South African society made up of races or classes? Or, if it is both, which of the two is more fundamental?
Old-world diction, flawed punditry and the fight for Zimbabwe’s future
Old-world diction, flawed punditry and the fight for Zimbabwe’s future
Words and phrases aren’t empty vessels – they carry the weight of human experience, and the hopes they generate help to set actual agendas.
The Russian Revolution: a reflection on the role of women revolutionaries
The Russian Revolution: a reflection on the role of women revolutionaries
This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution – in fact it’s two revolutions. The one in February 1917 overthrew the Russian monarchy. The second one, in October 1917, came...
Post-colonial universities are trapped by their past
Post-colonial universities are trapped by their past
Professor Mahmood Mamdani returned to the University of Cape Town (UCT) on August 22 to deliver a lecture on Decolonising the Post-colonial...
10 Things about the manifesto
10 Things about the manifesto
1 It is the season of election manifestos. The ANC has already launched its manifesto for the polls in May; it is a glossy,...

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