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 Sounds Of Dissent 
 Patrick Bond
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On December 18th the governing African National Congress elected as ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, a former revolutionary and union leader turned billionaire businessman. Ramaphosa sits on the board of Lonmin mining company, and called for intervention against platinum mineworkers amid wildcat strikes in Marikana, South Africa, last August. On August 16th, South African police opened fire on 100 striking Lonmin mineworkers, killing 36 and wounding 78.

Inequality in South Africa has deepened since the end of the apartheid era, says our guest Patrick Bond, and Ramaphosa’s election promises more of the same. We look at the legacy and future of the ANC in “the most unequal country in the world, where we have the highest degree of labor militancy and the most protests per person in the world, by all objective measures.”

With Patrick Bond, political economist and senior professor at the University of KwaZulu Natal School of Development Studies in Durban, South Africa, where he directs the Centre for Civil Society.
Radio interview by Amy Grunder, first aired live on Sounds of Dissent on WZBC 90.3 FM Boston on December 22, 2012.
Sounds of Dissent has aired since 1998 on WZBC 90.3 FM in Greater Boston. Catch us every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Live streams & archive links at

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