WM Gumede

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The massacre at Lonmin’s Marikana mine, which saw 34 people die after the police shot striking miners, looks like becoming a tipping point for South Africa’s governing African National Congress. It’s hard to underestimate the impact that scenes once so associated with apartheid will have now they are replayed under a black, democratic government.

Marikana showed that a black life, 18 years after racism was supposed to have been banished, still often counts for very little, and that the inequality between the rich (mostly white) and the poor (mostly black) has remained unchanged – although a small black elite, from the ranks of senior ANC leaders, public servants and trade unions, has become fabulously rich.…  Seguir leyendo »