To overcome negativity, and draw citizens back into politics, we need to recapture the viability of class struggle which can usher in real change
This cannot be rectified without redistributing wealth and property – and therefore power
To reimagine a better South Africa, capitalism and its unequal class structure have to be challenged
The class structure and capitalism have to be challenged to reimagine a viable and just country
Inequality is a moral crime. We can imagine better systems, so why does the ANC hold on to neoliberalism?
Commercial media reproduces the views of the dominant class and has been unable to unpack the underlying failures of capitalism
Its position has shifted from social democracy to neoliberalism over two decades. But what is it now?
The former president and the ‘RET’ faction will not bring the changes South Africa sorely needs
Mahmood Mamdani’s latest book, ‘Neither Settler nor Native’ asks a political question: Rights for whom?
The shake-up has seen young, feminist and anti-neoliberal voices emerge from the 15 May general election
The pandemic is hastening neoliberal universities’ moves towards platform pedagogy, where lecturers become participants in the “just-in-time” gig economy and students become “clients”
Without an accurate understanding of the dilemmas which overwhelm us, our efforts to produce effective and far-reaching strategies or solutions for change will fail
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In this response to Judy Seidman, Njabulo Zwane defends a Black Radical Tradition of refusing the notion of work itself
There are a number of cases in the past decade where Africans have managed to push the conversation beyond liberal reforms as a political goal or did not spent all their energies on the politics of nostalgia, harkening back to a simpler time of national liberation or charismatic leaders. Young people, a generation with no […]
The uprising sweeping across the country is challenging the government and neoliberalism
Achieving significant progress means we are going to have to ditch neoliberal capitalism
How does the world’s longest serving autocrat remain in power?
The new model brings together fake social care, exacerbated nationalism and a compensatory pro-business approach
The colonisation of higher education by neoliberalism is a sinister assault on academic freedom
The new French president’s committment to social justice has come in for questioning.
The divergence of democracy and capital will defy reason and politics will become brutal survivalism.
The continent needs to future-proof itself by crafting a new, inclusive socioeconomic system.
The biggest massacre by police of civilians in post-apartheid South Africa continues to haunt the collective conscience of a nation.
The schooling system is tooled to feed capitalism and has nothing to do with human development.
Can the anti-racist struggle keep up with racism’s capacity to reinvent itself again and again? Yes – we can "recall" anti-racism and adjust it.
Pursuing freedom, our system now – paradoxically – disempowers pupils.
But many are working hard for a better world, as a new critique of skills and economics analyses.
Neoliberalism is a hegemonic force out to wreck our country and Africans dying to flee the continent is senseless, say readers.