Young unemployed people, mainly graduates clad in their graduation gowns and armed with their certificates, converged at Pretoria’s Church Square where they demonstrated to raise awareness of their plight. RAMATAMO SEHOAI
Notwithstanding some ad hoc local collaborations, there has been no systematic engagement with community organisations from a government which is too distant and disorganised to directly access communities and ameliorate social distress. TASNEEM ESSOP, KARL VON HOLDT | DAILY MAVERICK
Millions of office workers, tech workers, and educators have been forced to adjust to working from home. This transition has several challenging components, not least of all the cost of equipment, space, and a decent internet connection. SARAH DULLAERT, MATT MALEY | SOCIALIST ALTERNATIVE
The unnamed author traces the history of violence in South African governance, from its colonial root, along its repressions of mass rebellion against apartheid, on to the branches of ethnic nationalism deployed against African immigrants and Abahlali baseMjondolo in Durban. TRICONTINENTAL
South Africans on Twitter are witnessing the rise of an influential anti-immigrant lobby and thousands, captured by a make-believe character, ‘Lerato Pillay’, have unwittingly become complicit in the explosion of a weaponised conversation. JESSICA BEZUIDENHOUT | DAILY MAVERICK
The police had not originally planned to go ‘tactical’ and confront striking mineworkers on the afternoon of 16 August 2012. Marikana Commission of Inquiry chairperson Judge Ian Farlam said someone may come forward to explain why the SAPS was determined to end the strike that day. GREG NICHOLSON | DAILY MAVERICK
Coup president, Jeanine Áñez’s main achievement was to unleash a shameless wave of racist repression against Morales’ Movement for Socialism and the Aymara and Quechua Indigenous peoples. MICHAEL OTTO | WORKERS.ORG
The cancellation of a speech reflects an intense debate on the left: Is racism the primary problem in America today, or the outgrowth of a system that oppresses all poor people? MICHAEL POWELL | NY TIMES
This video is a recording of a webinar held on 6 August on global south perspectives to combat profit shifting and wage evasion, with the Alternative Information & Development Centre (South Africa), Asian People’s Movement on Debt & Development (Philippines), and Churches and Mining (Brazil) and Public Services International (PSI). AMANDLA MEDIA
The extraordinary level of suffering humanity is currently experiencing from air pollution is not necessary for modernity; it could be reduced, at a cost well below the net social benefits, with clean energy technologies on hand. DAVID ROBERTS | VOX
Estimates are that Israeli exports of arms and cybersecurity technology to the UAE comes to a few million shekels annually, all of it occurring under the radar in the absence of formal diplomatic relations. HAGAI AMIT | HAARETZ
Lev Davidovich Trotsky was, alongside Lenin, one of the two greatest Marxists of the twentieth century. His whole life was entirely devoted to the cause of the working class and international socialism. And what a life! ALAN WOODS | MARXISM.COM
With the arrival of thousands of his rediscovered negatives in the Magnum archive, Ernest Cole’s lens shows apartheid South Africa up close in freeze-framed inhumanity. MAGNUM PHOTOS
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