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I’d rather not be Anna

Arundhati Roy 30/08/11

If what we’re watching on TV is indeed a revolution, then it has to be one of the more embarrassing and unintelligible ones of recent times. For now, whatever questions you may have about the Jan Lokpal Bill, here are the answers you’re likely to (...)

The strike that shook South Africa’s new elite

Brian Ashley, Lee Sustar 16/09/10

Some 1.3 million South African public-sector workers have suspended their strike after nearly three weeks in a battle that saw the some of the largest police attacks on labor since the fall of apartheid. The Congress of South African Trade (...)

Quel rôle pour la société civile ?

Arnaud Gorgemans, Tatien Musabyimana 07/09/10

Dans le prolongement des cérémonies d’anniversaire de l’indépendance du Congo, en juin dernier, il est à la fois utile et instructif de s’interroger sur les conditions de vie de la population congolaise aujourd’hui, en 2010. Dans ce numéro de (...)

Public sector strike highlights post-apartheid’s contradictions

Patrick Bond 01/09/10

The two major civil service unions on strike against the South African government have vowed to intensify pressure in coming days, in a struggle pitting more than a million members of the middle and lower ranks of society against a confident (...)

People are demanding public service, not service delivery

Steven Friedman 01/09/09

Township citizens are protesting not because they want « service delivery » but because they want to escape it. The current round of grassroots protests - which have been happening for three-and-a- half years but are now receiving some rare (...)

Les services publics

François Polet 30/09/06

Cliché : « Services publics, trop chers pour le Sud – pas faits pour le Sud - un apanage du Nord ? » Les Objectifs du millénaire pour le développement (OMD) ont rappelé à l’opinion publique internationale qu’une grande partie de la population mondiale (...)