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OPINION | Tembeka Ngcukaitobi’s keynote address ignores some facts

By Jeff Rudin I would go further than Mail & Guardian’s editor-in-chief, Ron Derby. He invited recipients of M&G Mornings (26 June) to read what he described as Tembeka Ngcukaitobi’s “honest dissertation of the South African story”.  More than being “honest”,

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WATER-RELATED HEALTH CRISES OP-ED (PART TWO): Cholera — examining the horrific consequences of government’s own contaminated policy choices

By Jeff Rudin | Daily Maverick | 27 Jun 2023  Understanding the background to the neoliberal political economy that underpins government policy choices is a starting point for addressing the changes needed to reduce the excesses of our country’s poverty, unemployment

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WATER-RELATED HEALTH CRISES OP-ED (PART ONE): Cholera — have we really learnt nothing from Covid-19?

By Jeff Rudin | Daily Maverick | 26 Jun 2023  The first of two articles examining water-related health crises in South Africa asks why we have learnt nothing from previous crises and why our government, having responded to each new crisis

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A Global Middle Class Tipping Point?

A Global Middle Class Tipping Point? By Kenan Malik | Original Source: The Guardian | 10 October 2018 Half the world is now middle class. So ran the headlines reporting a Brookings Institution analysis of global poverty, according to which 3.8 billion

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