South Africa
Photo credit: Bulawayo24

Once again, a formidable burst of state brutality against Zimbabwe’s citizenry has left at least a dozen corpses, scores of serious injuries, mass arrests, Internet suspension and a furious citizenry. The 14-17 January nationwide protests were called by trade unions against an unprecedented fuel price hike, leading to repression reminiscent of former leader Robert Mugabe’s iron fist.

Ramaphosa and Zuma

The old guard of South Africa’s ruling party put on new clothes last year, and a new party of the working class finally made its debut.

Kenyan nurses on strike for higher wages and better working conditions

A recent conference in South Africa raised issues on whether universal healthcare should be a private or state-driven endeavour.

Picture source: International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Trade union renewal is high on the agenda in many countries, but we need to think carefully about why we want it.

The Chairperson of the SADC PF’s Standing Committee on Democratisation, Governance and Human Rights
Photo credit: Moses Magadza

On what has been hailed as a great day and a milestone for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, the plenary assembly session of the SADC parliamentary forum recently adopted the first ever SADC model law on elections.

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