Sep 26th, 2012
By Moeletsi Mbeki and Refiloe Morwe A couple of years ago when still a political analyst for Nedbank, one of South Africa’s leading banks, I was asked by a fund manager in Edinburgh how sustainable I thought South Africa was. He asked how deep the South African mining industry intended to dig in its ...
Sep 24th, 2012
There is a passage from Olive Schreiner’s 1883 novel ‘The Story of An African Farm’ where she describes the isolated existence of the rural Karoo, with its “weird and almost oppressive beauty…the stone walled sheep kraals and kaffer huts.” This cursory and derogatory description of farm workers...