How Johannesburg’s suburban elites maintain apartheid inequities

19 October 2021, 8:16 PM
Days before his death in July, the African National Congress (ANC) mayor of Johannesburg, Geoff Makhubo, wrote an article responding to critics of the city’s managers. The critics say Johannesburg is in decline and falling apart. He emphasised the legacies of apartheid in the continuing inequality in South Africa’s “city of gold”.
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Donald Trump must tone down his bellicose rhetoric for peace’s sake 8 November 2017, 4:30 PM

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America’s options in Niger: join forces to reduce tensions, or fan the flames 3 November 2017, 10:44 AM

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Finance minister fails to come up with the goods 30 October 2017, 2:09 PM

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