South Africa's Unfinished Revolution
Class Struggle After Mandela

Socialism 2014

June 26, 2014

The fall of Apartheid in 1994 was rightly hailed as a magnificent achievement of the Black struggle in South Africa. But since then, the African National Congress (ANC) has imposed neoliberal policies rather than fulfill the social policies expected by the masses of Africans that brought the ANC to power. This has created new social struggles, including the struggle of the Marikana miners, which the government drowned in blood, as workers and the poor begin to assert their independence from the ANC and embark in economic and political struggles to continue the process of liberation begun in 1994. The recent death of Nelson Mandela, the revered leader of the ANC, affords us an opportunity to assess the legacy of Mandela, the ANC today, and the prospects for class struggle in South Africa.

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