Groundwork Statement on the Current Political Situation

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In this statement Groundwork supports the calls for President Zuma to step down, but argues that the corruption of the Zuma administration has its roots in the Growth, Employment and Redistribution (Gear) policy adopted by the ANC in 1996. The statement argues that there is no clear alternative to Zuma, and that Groundwork puts its faith in people mobilising for democracy.

PLATFORM OF THE LEFT BLOC IN THE ZUMA MUST GO CAMPAIGN!

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In this article Ahmed Jooma and Shaheen Khan argue for the need for working class intervention in the current campaign for Zuma to fall, and that the working class must form a left bloc that will be part of the campaign that includes all the forces calling for Zuma’s downfall.

The Long Shadow of the de Klerk Regime

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The transition to democracy in South Africa deepened the structural inequalities inherited from apartheid, and notwithstanding the democratic gains the transition has reinforced the power and wealth of the apartheid ruling classes. The current crisis in South Africa owes its origins to these features of the transition.

The Corruption of a Dream

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The struggles between President Zuma and Pravin Gordhan has been portrayed as anti-corruption struggles against one individual and one family. The reality is that what the struggle is about attempts by a black middle class that has been blocked from accessing the commanding heights of the economy, and a white monopoly capitalist class that still exercises enormous power in South African society.

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