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Our shared struggle for survival - Thando Manzi 1 December 2014

Climate justice resurfaces amidst New York’s corporate sharks - Patrick Bond, 24 September 2014

Leaders are paralysed, but the movement is growing - Patrick Bond, 24 September 2014

Water and sanitation become a living nightmare in eThekwini - Gcina, Makoba, 2 September 2014

‘Politicians are failing in push for Middle East peace - Patrick Bond, 26 August 2014

Seedy, seething and full of excitement’ - Faith ka Manzi , 1 August 2014

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

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?

 Other Publications
 isiZulu Articles & Translations 

 Publications Index
 CCS pays tribute to Guy Mhone and José Negrão: Briefings’ in the March 2007 Review of African Political Economy By Patrick Bond 
 Special issue of the University of South Africa Development Studies journal Africanus, November 2007 
 Eye on Civil Society 
 Giving & Solidarity: Resource flows for poverty alleviation a development in South Africa Edited by Adam Habib & Brij Maharaj 
 A Political Programme for the World Social Forum ? Democracy, Substance and Debate in the Bamako Appeal and the Global Justice Movements Edited by Jai Sen, Madhuresh Kumar, Patrick Bond & Peter Waterman 
 The Accumulation of Capital in Southern Africa Edited by Patrick Bond, Horman Chitonge & Arndt Hopfmann 
 Beyond Enclavity in African Economies Edited by Patrick Bond, with contributions by Adebayo Olukoshi, Judica Amri-Makhetha, Omano Edigheji, Tawanda Mutasah, Thandika Mkandawire  
 Research Reports 
 Research Reports 2006 Vol 1: Yonk' Indawo Umzabalazo Uyasivumela: New Work From Durban 
 Research Reports 2005 Vol 2: Problematising Resistance 
 Research Reports 2005 Vol 1: From Local Processes To Global Forces 
 Wolpe Lectures & Reviews 
 Articulations: A Harold Wolpe Memorial Lecture Collection 
 CCS Annual Reports  
 2009 Annual Report 
 2007 Annual Report  
 2006 Annual Report 
 2005 Annual Report 
 2004 Annual Report 
 2003 Annual Report 
 2002 Annual Report 
 CCS Newsletters 
 CCS NewsLetter: January-August 2007  
 CCS NewsLetter: May-August 2006 
 CCS Newsletter: January-April 2006 
 CCS Newsletter: May-August 2005 
 CCS Newletter: January-April 2005  
 Other Publications 
 Inquiring Activism: The Centre for Civil Society Five Years On David Sogge  

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