Commercial media reproduces the views of the dominant class and has been unable to unpack the underlying failures of capitalism
As the ANC’s Youth League leader, Julius Malema spooked investors a decade ago by popularising calls to nationalise the mines
South Africa is working towards establishing a publicly-funded universal health service and now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, is the time to implement it
The manifesto incorporates the party’s seven cardinal pillars — including land redistribution without compensation
EFF tries to force the ruling party’s hand to make the central bank state-owned
It is viewed as a “historical anomaly” that the reserve bank has private shareholders. It is recommended that the Reserve Bank be entirely state owned
There is no sense in trying to impose socialist solutions that barely worked even in the advanced industrial countries
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Despite it representing a consolidation of its policies, the EFF’s election manifesto, launched over the weekend, has shown a few inconstencies.
EFF leader Julius Malema says President Jacob Zuma built an expensive pool at his Nkandla home but nobody in his family can swim.
The Zambian government continues to step back from nationalisation as it now looks to cut its stake in the once dominant ZCCM Investment Holdings.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions is not confused about its call for nationalisation, says its general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.
Nationalisation of mines is firmly off the table, but there is still a lot of uncertainty about state intervention in South Africa’s mining sector.
Countries around the world have been asking what they are getting from the mining of their resources.
The government has no plans to nationalise unsustainable mines, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said.
One of the key demands of the newly formed Workers and Socialist Party, which will enter mainstream politics will be the nationalisation of the mines.
Jacob Zuma’s new ANC leadership has taken its most decisive move to end uncertainty about economic policy by flatly rejecting nationalisation.
The ANC has rejected mine nationalisation as an economic policy at the ruling party’s elective conference in Mangaung, Free State.
Julius Malema has told the University of Limpopo’s SRC not to live lavish lifestyles while in office – to avoid the impression of "selling out".
Expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema has called for workers at all SA’s mines to strike until the leaders of the NUM step down.
The new-world socialists must stop looking for scapegoats and enter partnerships to ensure Marikana does not happen again, writes Denis MacShane.
In a meeting of regional heads, the African Christian Democratic Party said policies on nationalisation and land reform were scaring away investors.
The debate about the nationalisation of SA mines continues merrily but it is taking place in astounding ignorance of the actual legal position.
It is unlikely that many of the ANC’s policy proposals on state intervention in the mining sector will come to fruition, a business leader has said.
Endorsing ANC plans for "strategic nationalisation", the SA Communist Party has nailed its Mangaung colours firmly to President Jacob Zuma’s mast.
Economist Zeph Nhleko responds to union leader Irvin Jim’s argument that the Reserve Bank should be nationalised.
The nationalisation debate will remain unless the mining industry gets the support of people living around mines, says Mintek CEO Abie Mngomezulu.
With two weeks to go before its policy conference, the ANC’s provincial structures have come out in support of various forms of nationalisation.
All key economic sectors in South Africa, including mining and banking, should be nationalised, Numsa has proposed in a policy discussion document.
Economic freedom implies unconstrained markets and less state intervention, not more.
The ANC Youth League will take to the streets in October to demand the nationalisation of mines and an equal share in the country’s mineral resources.
The ANCYL says Julius Malema is being isolated because he advocates economic freedom for African people and nationalisation of mines.