South Africa
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.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Foreign Minister Lindiwe Sisulu at AfCFTA in Kigali, Rwanda on 20-21 March  2018

The minimum wage law, the land question and the economics of imperialism are to shape the character of the coming electoral period in South Africa. 

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni (in 2013 and 2016) tweeted about Lagarde’s own corruption trial in France

This week’s hush-hush visit by International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde to Pretoria (between stops in Ghana and Angola) is mysterious. In contrast to last week’s IMF press briefing claim – “Madame Lagarde will hold meetings with the authorities, as well as fairly extensive meetings with the private sector, civil society, academia, women leaders, and of course th...read more

Photo source: Zambian Eye

The World Social Forum’s “Thematic Forum on Mining and Extractivism” convenes from 12-15 November 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, just after the Southern Africa People’s Tribunal on Transnational Corporations. In between, at the notorious 2012 massacre site on the platinum belt to the west, there is a launch of a new book – read more

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