New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Cyril Ramaphosa

Essay by Dennis Webster, first published in The Jacobin, on the ascension of Cyril Ramaphosa to the Presidency of the African National Congress.

Out with the old, in with the not so new

The article looks at the structural reasons why Ramaphosa replacing Zuma as the head of state in South Africa won't end corruption.

No Easy Path Through the Embers

A reflection on the repression of Abahlali baseMjondolo at the hands of the ANC in the wake of the case against the Kennedy 12 being thrown out of court.

Michael Neocosmos on the Political Meaning of the Attacks on Abahlali baseMjondolo

An essay by Michael Neocosmos on the political significance of the attacks on Abahlali baseMjondolo and the state of democracy in South Africa. He also develops a periodisation of the failures of post-apartheid democracy.

Mass rebellion in South Africa

Protest in South Africa

In South Africa the state is being confronted by an eruption of self-organised popular protest on a scale not seen since the 1980s.