Cyril Ramaphosa
Marikana’s legacy is one of justice denied and capital’s greed

10 years after the brutal massacre of striking mine workers in Marikana in South Africa, Mbuso Ngubane, Deputy General Secretary of NUMSA, talks about questions of justice and the close ties between mining giants and the state

Mapping Faultlines: Springtime for BRICS?

In this episode, NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent BRICS summit and the relevance of the bloc in the context of the Russia-Ukraine war and geopolitical developments

European Union prefers corporate profits over the health of people across the world

By showing reluctance on the patent waiver on COVID-19-related products even after the majority of its population is vaccinated, the EU leadership has once again taken the side of Big Pharma and perpetuated vaccine apartheid

Twist in TRIPS waiver negotiations raises eyebrows

A small group of WTO members has been discussing a watered-down version of the TRIPS waiver, which would leave most of the Global South’s production capacities unused

China and African countries take steps to enhance ties

Mikaela Erskog, a researcher with Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and a member of the Pan Africanism Today Secretariat, talks about the recent Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Vaccine inequity persists as African continent yet to surpass 10% vaccination rate

While the world is discussing ways to move on from the pandemic and return to normalcy, an entire continent is struggling to get even the first dose of vaccine, with little concern expressed by international bodies

Millions head to the polls amid socio-economic crisis in South Africa and other stories

Today we look at the local elections in South Africa, renewed protests against the lese majeste laws in Thailand, and more

Rwanda’s military is the French proxy on African soil

Over July and August Rwandan soldiers were deployed in Mozambique, purportedly to fight ISIS terrorists. However, behind this campaign is French maneuvering that benefits an energy giant eager to exploit natural gas resources, and perhaps, some backroom deals over history

Pegasus and cyberweapon threats in the age of smartphones

Spyware like Pegasus is not just dangerous as it wrests complete control over an infected phone. It is menacing also because it introduces the skills and knowledge of nation-states into the civilian sphere

Pegasus spyware: How it works, who were the targets

The spyware may have been used by governments across the world to spy on journalists, activists, rival politicians, leaders of other countries among others

Durban food riots turn the wheel of history

South Africa’s social crisis has erupted as the people Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma deem expendable, those who bear the brunt of the past and of the social costs of Covid-19, appropriate the bread of life.

South African dockworkers to boycott Israeli ships until total liberation of Palestinian people: Union

The dockworkers continue to boycott work on the Israeli ship Zim Shanghai which arrived at Durban port on May 20. All ships carrying cargo to and from Israel will be boycotted by dockworkers, South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) told Peoples Dispatch