Neoliberalism and Resistance in South Africa

Authors

  • Ashwin Desai

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-054-08-2003-01_3

Keywords:

Political Economy, Movements

Abstract

An aspect of the transition from apartheid to democracy in South Africa was inadvertently captured at the opening of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting held at the International Convention Centre in Durban, in June 2002, as the police arrived with a massive show of force and drove protesters away from the building with batons and charging horses. One of the organizers of the WEF was approached by an incredulous member of the foreign media and asked about the right to protest in the "new South Africa." The organizer pulled out the program and, with a wry smile, pointed to an upcoming session entitled "Taking NEPAD to the People." He said he could not understand the protests because the "people" have been accommodated.

Published

2003-01-03

Issue

Section

Articles