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Patrick Bond: The BRICS Remix Climate Damage and Corporate Collusion

The movement from below to tackle climate change is gathering pace in South Africa, and elsewhere in the world, in advance of the September 21 mass march against the United Nations

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Patrick Bond: Obama, Zuma and the Washington-Pretoria-Tel Aviv Relay

What, ultimately, was the importance of the Africa-US leadership summit at the White House last week?

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Patrick Bond: In Fortaleza, BRICS Became Co-Dependent Upon Eco-Financial Imperialism

In this context, critics are forcing open two crucial debates: first, is BRICS anti-imperialist as advertised, potentially inter-imperialist as the Ukraine battleground portends, or merely sub-imperialist where it counts most: in the ongoing global financial and climate meltdowns?

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Patrick Bond: Africa’s number one economy, for wealth evaporation

Millions hate these kind of repressive relationships in the MINTS and BRICS

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Patrick Bond: South Africa’s “Very Good Story” Of Social Democracy

If the ANC’s bragging about its social policy continues without substantial reforms, then violent protests will continue

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Patrick Bond: BRICS and the Tendency to Sub-Imperialism

The rise of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) bloc represents a potentially important geopolitical and economic force

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Patrick Bond: South Africa’s Resource Curses and Growing Social Resistance

The struggle has just begun—and by the looks of desperation on the faces of both sides within the borders of Madibeng, it will be a long one indeed

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Patrick Bond: Africa’s Number One Economy, For Wealth Evaporation

Nigeria’s ‘rebased’ GDP now beats South Africa’s, but ‘MINT’ mishaps follow BRICS bamboozling, Next-11 nonsense, CIVETS scamming and the pathetic PIGS

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Patrick Bond: The Mandela Years in Power

The death of Nelson Mandela, at age 95 on 5 December 2013, brings genuine sadness. As his health deteriorated over the past six months, many asked the more durable question: how did he change South Africa? Given how unsatisfactory life is for so many in society, the follow-up question is, how much room was there Read more…

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Patrick Bond: Are BRICS Any Use For Rebuilding The Collapsing Global Financial Architecture?

In its most recent world public opinion survey, the Pew Research Centre found that ‘international financial instability’ is considered a major threat by 52 percent of those polled was a close second, after climate change at 54 percent). Here in South Africa, after the lifting of local exchange controls and thanks to US financial deregulation Read more…

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