The defeat of Thabo Mbeki, 13 years after the ANC came to power in South Africa's first democratic elections, began a new era. Can it now be the time of the left?
The scene was unbelievable. As Mosiuoa "Terror" Lekota, South Africa's defence minister and chairman of the African National Congress, tried to get the party's 52nd national conference in Polokwane under way, most of the 4,000 delegates made his task impossible for 20 minutes.
Every time he tried to rally them by shouting the (...)
RLCC: This is a short overview of the problem of neoliberal economics in South Africa. Why are there Black South African billionaires when some 45-50% of South African Blacks live in poverty? There is no excuse in South Africa for such a gap in wealth just as there is no excuse in the U.S or anywhere else.