Saturday, October 08, 2011

South African black business should rise above petty squabbles and build a developmental state.

South African black business should rise above petty squabbles and build a developmental state.

Nyiko Floyd Shivambu

The squabbles encountering black business formations and their white counterparts in the aspiring Developmental State of South Africa is a reflection of the class and racial contradictions that continue to underpin South African society as atavistic remnants of apartheid and its ideologies of white supremacy and African subjugation. In the process of squabbling, what is supposed to be progressive black business is missing the point on what should be its role in the aspiring Developmental State of South Africa. It appears that the contentions of the Black Management Forum breakaway are centred on the emphasis of black inclusion into the colonial economy of South Africa.

Monday, February 28, 2011

The SACP Neo Liberal?

The SACP’s inconsistencies deprive it of an opportunity to provide ideological leadership on economic policy.
Floyd Shivambu
The South African Communist Party’s original reaction to the notorious Growth, Employment and Redistribution Strategy released on the 14th of June 1996, was as thus, “The South African Communist Party welcomes the government's Growth, Employment and Redistribution Macro-Economic Policy. We fully back the objectives of this macro-economic strategy and note, in particular, the following key features: Contrary to certain attempts to use the macro-economic debate to shift government away from its electoral mandate, the strategy announced today firmly and explicitly situates itself as a framework for the RDP”.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Revolution in Egypt was not caused by Facebook and Twitter:

Revolution in Egypt was not caused by Facebook and Twitter:
Floyd Shivambu
Most social and unseasoned political commentators across the world opine that the revolution that happened in Egypt was caused by social network sites, Twitter and Facebook or any other form of network which Egyptians might have used to communicate with each. This misdiagnoses of what are the real causes of the revolution do not only apply to social and unseasoned political commentators, but was oddly believed by the Egyptian government which shut down the network immediately after the revolution begun.

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