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We want Nigeria’s wealth, not its troubles - Patrick Bond, 21 April 2014

No time for the masses when it comes to bucks - Patrick Bond, 28 January 2014

We must clean up our own crimes before others - Vanessa Burger, 4 December 2013

BRICS lessons in unsustainable urbanisation - Patrick Bond, 27 November 2013

Drowning in tidal wave of climate-change - Patrick Bond, 6 September 2013

Social justice, human rights sacrificed at the altar of debt - Vanessa Burger, 7 August 2013

Murder in Cato Manor (isiZulu Translation) Faith ka-Manzi, 1 August 2013

Back of Port plan needs urgent rethink - Bond Patrick, 31 July 2013

Urgent need to detox pollution-hit South Durban- Bond Patrick, 10 July 2013

Should Brazilians foot the bill for Blatter to foot the ball? - Patrick Bond, 30 June 2013

Ships and pipelines versus people and planet. - Sarah Bracking, 26 May 2013

South Africa’s Rhodesian temptations in Africa- Patrick, 17 May 2013

HIV clinics battle with overcrowding and shortages- Faith Ka-Manzi, 10 April 2013

Bangui to BRICS: if you carve Africa, Africa may carve you too
Patrick Bond and Khadija Sharife, 27 March 2013

Licking their lips over Africa's Resources - Patrick Bond, 13 March 2013

Zuma’s big speech: another reckoning day for SA economy and society
Patrick Bond, 12 February 2013

McCords closure could kill- Faith ka-Manzi, 29 January 2013

Yet another ‘Conference of Polluters’ - Patrick Bond, 14 January 2013

Politics, profits and policing after the Marikana Massacre - Patrick Bond, 30 December 2012

In 2012, did Africa ‘rise’ or crash? - Bond, Patrick, 17 December 2012

Durban’s dirty water and sanitation cesspools- Patrick Bond, 3 December 2012

BRICS summit a looming ‘sub-imperial’ disaster for Durban- Patrick Bond, 20 November 2012

'Hard Lessons from Hurricane Sandy - Patrick Bond, 6 November 2012

Marikana’s ideologies of revolution, revulsion and rearguard defense - Bond, Patrick, 24 October 2012

Which Africans will Obama ‘whack’ next? - Patrick Bond, 3 October 2012

Questions for mall-builders - Bond Patrick, 18 September 2012

Jim Kim goes to Joburg – but will he miss Marikana and Medupi?- Patrick Bond, 5 September 2012

Can ANC’s mining bias be reversed? Sampie Terreblanche’s new book begs for change - Patrick Bond, 28 August 2012

With corporate collaboration, Mugabe continues the political looting: Will SADC turn a blind eye this week? - Bond Patrick, 14 August 2012

Sutcliffe’s South Durban revenge: Pollution-intensive planning a source of endless conflict - Patrick Bond, 2 August 2012

In climate of repression, who can surf Durban’s microprotest wave? - Bond Patrick, 18 July 2012

A township movement prepares to ’Occupy’ - Patrick Bond, 3 July 2012

Prices versus values at the Rio+20 Earth Summit - Patrick Bond, 19 June 2012

Populists confront US-European ‘1%’ Bilderbergers at Washington hotel Patrick Bond - 5 June 2012

Can ‘closing the doors of learning’ open the doors of freedom?- Patrick Bond, 22 May 2012

Death throes of Crony Capitalism 2.0: Brett Kebble continues teaching from the grave - Patrick Bond, 8 May 2012

SA’s financial pandemic. - Patrick Bond, 24 April 2012

Can a Nigerian squeeze the poor for the World Bank? - Patrick Bond, 10 April 2012

Renewing contradictions with Ronnie Kasrils - Patrick Bond, 27 March 2012

Will world prices collapse as Mugabe’s generals loot Marange? - Khadija Sharife, 13 March 2012

State failure, market failure and civil society failure - Patrick Bond, 28 February 2012

Hot air from Pretoria: President Zuma’s ‘sustainability’ talk rebutted by his pro-pollution walk - Patrick Bond, 14 February 2012

Economic advice that can hurt the poor - Patrick Bond and Khadija Sharife, 31 January 2012

Popular protests still far from posing a genuine threat - Patrick Bond, Ashwin Desai and Trevor Ngwane 17 January 2012

Voetsek Sutcliffe: A new city manager offers a chance for a new ruling ideology - Bond, Patrick , 3 January 2012

Durban’s climate Zombie tripped by dying carbon markets - Patrick Bond, 20 December 2011

A dirty deal coming down in Durban - Patrick Bond, 6 December 2011

Time to “Occupy Durban”? - Patrick Bond, 22 November 2011

Libya: Top‑down oil imperialism or bottom‑up peoples' revolution? - Khadija Sharife , 8 November 2011

Change a bulb, plant a tree… not enough: For deconscientised Durban, a month until climate wake‑up call - Patrick Bond, 25 October 2011

Beware ‘social justice’ promises by international bankers - Patrick Bond, 11 October 2011

Greenwashing doesn’t disguise the dirt - Patrick Bond, 27 September 2011

The coming fight over capital flight - Patrick Bond, 13 September 2011

Climate-dumb Durban’s greenwash manual - Patrick Bond, 30 August 2011

World economic crisis gives us a chance to see things differently. - Patrick Bond, 16 August

Leave the oil in the soil – or rather spill it on North Coast beaches, foul South Durban’s air and wreck the Amazon? - Patrick Bond, 2 August 2011

At the heart of our wealth and our woes, the ‘Minerals-Energy Complex - Patrick Bond & Khadija Sharife, 19 July 2011

The insider-outsider climate quandary - Patrick Bond, 15 July 2011

Will Durban be a Conference of Polluters? - Patrick Bond, 21 June 2011

‘It’s dangerous out there: Immigrant survival tactics in dog-eat-dog South Africa - Khadija Sharife, 6 June 2011

Obama misses the point of Middle East uprising - Patrick Bond, 23 May 2011

Africa fibbed to by world financiers - Patrick Bond, 10 May 2011

SA climate leadership risks global bankruptcy - Patrick Bond, 26 April 2011

As Yunus falls, women’s microcredit hopes sink - Khadija Sharife, 12 April 2011

A run on Grameen Bank’s integrity - Patrick Bond, 29 March 2011

When civil societyism fronts for barbarism - Patrick Bond, 15 March 2011

Mubaraking’ Muammar, Maliki, Mugabe… and Michael? - Patrick Bond, 27 February 2011

From Cairo to Dakar to Durban, another world actually is possible! - Patrick Bond 15 February 2011

Government’s ‘talk left, walk right’ climate policy - Patrick Bond, 1 February 2011

The latest Minerals-Energy Complex attack on nature and society? - Patrick Bond, 18 January 2010

Another economically miserable year ahead - Patrick Bond, 4 January 2011

‘Climate capitalism’ won at Cancun - everyone else loses - Patrick Bond, 14 December 2010

Evict Washington from Cancun and Durban to save the climate WikiLeaks proves the US is an untrustworthy partner - Patrick Bond, 7 December 2010

From rotting whale blubber to petrol fumes The residents of south Durban and other communities in similar areas are
asking companies to 'leave the oil in the soil'
- Patrick Bond, 24 November 2010

Can Zimbabwe finally progress? - Patrick Bond, 8 November 2010

Indian indentured workers and their political legacy - Ela Gandhi, 26 October 2010

Palestine liberation recalls anti-apartheid tactics, responsibilities and controversies - Patrick Bond, 13 October 2010

Development goals that won’t be met - Patrick Bond, 29 September 2010

Parliamentarians stick their heads in the sand when digging into service - Patrick Bond, 14 September 2010

Re-rooting poverty in post-apartheid South Africa - Ashwin Desai, Brij Maharaj and Patrick Bond, 31 August 2010

Africa Looting & WTO - Patrick Bond, 16 August 2010

South Africa loses its ‘War on Poverty - Patrick Bond, 7 August 2010

Seeking solutions in times of insecurity- Shepherd Zvavanhu, 5 August 2010

Xenophobic society and xeno‑denialist police - Faith ka‑Manzi, 19 July 2010

Fifa police state takes precedence - Patrick Bond, 6 July 2010

Six red cards for Fifa - Patrick Bond, 8 June 2010

Fifa hydra hoovers up World Cup benefits Officials and government have sold South Africa down the river, but now the 'suckers' are responding angrily to being ripped off - Patrick Bond, 25 May 2010

The party may not be worth the hangover - Patrick Bond, 11 May 2010

Super stadiums vs safe shelter and sewerage - Patrick Bond, 28 April 2010

The bank loan that could break SA's back - Patrick Bond, 13 April 2010

Taking on World Bank over Eskom Patrick Bond & Desmond D'sa, 30 March 2010

Why we need to stand up and shout louder still - Patrick Bond, & Orlean Naidoo, 16 March 2010

How our universities became sweatshops - Trevor Ngwane & Zamani Hlatshwayo , 2 March 2010

Experts in the art of generating poverty - Patrick Bond, 16 February 2010

True cost of Durban's waste strategy - Patrick Bond, 2 February 2010

Eskom paid more for destroying environment.- Patrick Bond & Alice Thomson, 19 January 2010

No World Cup fun and games for some - Oliver Meth, 5 January 2010

Curing the post-Copenhagen hangover - Patrick Bond, 22 December 2009

Set for carbon emissions sell-out in Copenhagen - Patrick Bond, 8 December 2009

What political-ecological ideology can defeat climate crisis? - Trevor Ngwane, 1 December 2009

Where to after the capitalist crisis? - Immanuel Wallerstein, 12 November 2009

Give up on 'slum eradication', for now - Richard Ballard, 29 October 2009

SA's socio-economic war will spill into 2010 - Patrick Bond, 15 October 2009

‘National Health Insurance is affordable when we factor in savings,
social benefits
- Patrick Bond & Sidney Kgara, 1 October 2009

'Poors of Chatsworth' take charge - Rebecca Hinely, 16 September 2009

Africans finally getting tough on climate damage - Patrick Bond, 9 September 2009

A climate-poverty challenge in South Durban - Vanessa Black, Patrick Bond, Rehana Dada and Desmond D’Sa, 19 August 2009

When social protest is the logical reaction to economic violence - Patrick Bond, 5 August 2009

ANC administration sows seeds of racial discord - Trevor Ngwane, 21 July 2009

Small hopes for a shift leftwards in economy - Patrick Bond, 8 July 2009

Refugees call for unity and an end to xenophobia - Amisi Baruti & Pierre Matate, 24 June 2009

SA political power balance shifts left – but not enough to stem protests - Patrick Bond, 9 June 2009

Warwick Mall crisis for traders and for Durban’s vision. - Caroline Skinner, 27 May 2009

An Oil Change is Needed More than Ever - Khadija Sharife, & Patrick Bond, 13 May 2009

South Durban initiative to commemorate our fallen heroes of social justice - Patrick Bond & Oliver Meth, 1 April 2009

Righting the wrongs of the past - Patrick Bond, 19 March 2009

Reversing the gains of liberation - Faith kaManzi, 4 March 2009

Safety of Africa at stake with US intervention - Khadija Sharife, 18 February 2009

Time now to boycott Israel - Patrick Bond, 3 February 2009

Restriction of expression - Patrick Bond, 22 January 2009

Toss out those old shoes: Economically a dangerous period lies ahead, and civil society needs to take action - Patrick Bond, 5 January 2009

The COPE break is not enough. - Ashwin Desai, 24 December 2008

A service to society. - Patrick Bond, 10 December 2008

A hangover from the past. - Patrick Bond, 26 November 2008

Human rights have been drowned. - Patrick Bond, Rebecca Hinely and Oliver Meth, 12 November 2008

Great White Shark mauls Albert Park refugees - Bond, Patrick & Hinely, Rebecca & Meth Oliver November 2008

World's financial crisis is moving south - Faith kaManzi, 29 October 2008

Movin' on up on the Southside :Continued success for civil society in Chatsworth. - Rebecca Hinely, 15 October 2008

Power-sharing or power-snaring?: It's not clear who benefits economically from Thabo Mbeki's Zimbabwe deal - Patrick Bond, 2 October 2008

Civil society must confront abuse of power. - Patrick Bond, 17 September 2008

Wentworth becomes a war zone again: Pollution, gangsterism and violence are on the increase. - Oliver Meth, 3 September 2008

Africa will clean up after a party it didn't go to. - Dennis Brutus and Patrick Bond, 20 August 2008

UKZN may snuff out its left brain : What's next for Durban's best-known institute of social and environmental justice? - Patrick Bond & Dennis Brutus, 6 August 2008

Hollow pledges in dealing with refugees: Durban has no permanent solution for displaced people - Carlos Bruen, 23 July 2008

Claiming a moral debt may not require borders Patrick Bond asks if reparations for apartheid profits can be won in United States courts - Patrick Bond, 8 July 2008

AIDS, youth, women and civil society - Oliver Meth, 23 June 2008

How long will refugee municipal relief take? - Samantha Schwarer, 13 June 2008

Frustrations directed at the wrong people - Baruti Amisi, 28 May 2008

Partial victories for civil society - Patrick Bond and Orlean Naidoo, 13 May 2008

Life for women is an ongoing state of war: Violence against women permeates society and households, and the levels of abuse are dangerously high - Annsilla Nyar, 11 April 2008
Zulu Translation Ukuhlukunyezwa kwabesifazane kungenele kakhulu emphakathini kanye nasemakhaya, futhi amazinga esihluku aphezulu ngokwethusayo Impilo yabesifazane impi engapheli By Faith ka-Manzi

Fathoming the sayings of chairman Mike - Patrick Bond, 9 April 2008

So when do we get serious about HIV/Aids? - Oliver Meth, 9 March 2008
Zulu Translation Sizidonselani izinyawo ngesimo segciwane lengculazi By Faith ka-Manzi

Racial Identity Still Goes Deep in Education - Oliver Meth, 4 March 2008
Zulu Translation Ukwahlukaniswa ngobuzwe kusaqhubeka kakhulu kwezemfundo. By Faith ka-Manzi

South Africa needs a pro-poor budget- Annsilla Nyar, 25 February 2008
Zulu Translation Ayikashintshi impilo yabanhlwempu By Faith ka-Manzi

South Africa in the dark about global warming - Patrick Bond, 12 February 2008

We are asking for our power to be given back - Nyar, Annsilla 30 January 2008

South Africans are losing faith - Annsilla Nyar, 28 January 2008

What lies ahead for our young learners? - Annsilla Nyar, 15 January 2008

Education Department fails teachers - Annsilla Nyar, 13 November 2007

Big bucks work small wonders - Patrick Bond, 30 October 2007

Zimbabwean women face new struggle - Grace Kwinjeh, 16 October 2007

Time to fight global apartheid-Patrick Bond and Dennis Brutus, 23 August 2007

Living up to a prophets message-Annsilla Nyar, 11 September 2007

Water policies hit the poor of Durban-Orlean Naidoo, Dudu Khumalo and Patrick Bond, 3 July 2007

Anarchy loosed upon the world - Annsilla Nyar, 13 June 2007

ANC presidential race should be fought in public-Annsilla Nyar, 23 May 2007

New names, old wounds-Annsilla Nyar, 8 May 2007

End of the era of inexpensive oil-Annsilla Nyar, 16 May 2007

Taking up cudgels to deepen democracy-Fatima Meer, 27 February 2007

What space for concerns of the poor-Patrick Bond, 13 February 2007

Culture of graft has taken hold-Annsilla Nyar, 31 January 2007

Outrages in the name of democracy - Annsilla Nyar, 16 January 2007

Fighting global terror-Shannon Walsh, 4 January 2007

Ghost on the coast-Patrick Bond, 5 December 2006

Fighting side by side-Sufian Bukurura, 21 November 2006

Public should have been consulted for 2010-Sufian Bukurura, 9
November 2006

Unmasking the micro-creditsuccess lie-Patrick Bond, 24 October
2006

Making of a South African psycho-Annsilla Nyar, 11 October 2006

Time to boycott agents of global apartheid-Patrick Bond, 26 September 2006

War on Terror - Lubna Nadvi, 12 September 2006

First World Third World Dilemma - Jeff Purcell, 15 August 2006

The Poor Man’s View of Truth - Jeff Purcell, 2 August 2006

The poor must lead their own struggles- Ntokozo Mthembu, 18 July 2006

Give all youngsters an equal chance at success-Ntokozo Mthembu, 20 June 2006

Acknowledging the rights of all workers-Annsilla Nyar, 23 May 2006

Security Guards the bigger picture-Annsilla Nyar, 9 May 2006

SA’s Foreign Policy under Scrutiny-Sanya Osha, 18 April 2006

Another SAPS Tragedy-Annsilla Nyar, 11 April 2006?




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