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Bread and vaccines

Pharmaceutical companies stand to make billions from the Covid-19 pandemic, but the vaccines they have developed are the fruits of the collective labour of all of humanity.

Calling South African conservatives…

We’ve tried leftism for long enough and what we have to show for it is corruption and mismanagement, when what we need is jobs and education. Is it time to try out a Mashaba-esque version of right-wing politics?

It has no place

Covid-19 exposes the continued inability of white South Africa to critically reflect on their positionality or engage in meaningful, self-reflective, and constructive debate

There are limits to what a capitalist government can do in this crisis

We need an entirely new way of doing things to put an end to poverty

South Africa could use a communist party

The SACP is not building socialism, or even social democracy. Sadly, it has become just another party advancing the politics of patronage

The enduring allure of Robin Hoods

Society’s fascination with robbing the rich to feed the poor, whether fabricated or in real life, reveals a profound longing for justice and redistribution in a capitalist world

Are SA’s university professors a bunch of socialists?

A recent column by Ivo Vegter in the Daily Maverick posited that there is a ‘strong left-wing tendency in academia

“What are you? Some sort of socialist..?”

It seems like the word “socialism” has become a swear word

Socialism will not end poverty Mr Vavi

To change South Africa to a socialist state will not happen through a social pact, writes Frans Rautenbach

​How far Castro’s revolution had come

He outlived his great comrade and compañero Che Guevara by a little over 49 years, but now Fidel Castro is dead.

​As Venezuela crumbles in financial disarray, so too does the pink tide of socialism

Many believed Chávez would lead the world from capitalism to socialism, but an over-reliance on oil has seen his leftist vision disintegrate.

Educating cadres or elites?

Graduates can choose to enhance the lives of all South Africans or to enrich themselves.

Troubled SA must take May Day seriously

This is a time to embrace working-class unity and challenge the status quo of capitalist oppression.

Left moves to seize the moment

There is hope that this time, with a rise in grass-roots social activism, capitalism will not win.

Numsa’s Front: United only in opposition

Numsa's umbrella entity, the United Front, not so united as delegates disagree on internal structure and what role the party should play in elections.

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