Western development has failed | by by Jean-Marc Ela

Looking to a new AfricaEconomically, Africa is considered a poor and marginalised continent. And since the end of the cold war it has no longer been of any strategic or diplomatic importance to the great powers. Except when there are emergencies requiring humanitarian...

Beautiful Green World – The Myths of the Green Economy

We are told that «A green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive» (see www.unep.org/greeneconomy). We are also told that It will stop climate change and the extinction of species and in so doing will create high...

Marikana and the New Politics of Grief by | Jon Soske

In July 1981, 1,700 workers at the Penge asbestos mine in the Northwestern Transvaal struck after a bitter, two year struggle for recognition by the Black Allied Mine and Construction Workers Union. After four days, the mine owners fired all of the workers, who then...