The process of colonialism dispossessed African farmers and converted them into either landless workers, unpaid labor tenants or the rural unemployed, writes Vijay Prashad.
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FW de Klerk: South Africa’s Last Apartheid President
The man who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela was driven by pragmatism, not idealism, writes Christi van der Westhuizen.
No Two Elephants Are Alike
The July riots in South Africa remind Ryan Brunette of those by the Peronists in Argentina in December 2001. But Zuma’s people are moving from a much weaker position.
South Africa’s Murder Trial Distraction
Despite South Africa’s transition into a multiracial democracy, profound economic inequality remains, a backdrop to both the high-profile murder trial of athlete Oscar Pistorius and the splintering of Nelson Mandela’s ANC, as Danny Schechter notes.
South Africa’s Corruption Cancer
South Africa is often viewed as the model for Africa’s future, an inspiring country that shed the curse of apartheid and white supremacy in a largely peaceful transition to majority black rule. But the corrupt economic culture of that earlier era…