Notes on the South African Economic Crisis

Notes on the South African Economic Crisis

By Martin Legassick The SA economy is linked to the global economy basically through exports and imports. The difference in value between exports and imports is called the balance of trade. When transfers of money (foreign investment, payment of dividends overseas...
Fiddling while Rome burns

Fiddling while Rome burns

G20 “trillion” dollar magic trick To great fanfare, the G20 announced a $1.1 trillion global package, which will actually deliver less than half that amount in new or guaranteed resources. Meanwhile issues of fundamental economic reform were left off the...
The opposition is dead long live the opposition

The opposition is dead long live the opposition

Editorial – Amandla! Issue No. 7 April/May 2009The ANC will win the 2009 election, albeit with a reduced majority. The split from the ANC, the Congress of the People (Cope), while disappointing many that had hoped they would strip the ANC of its mass support and...