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An online platform for young progressives. Based in South Africa with a Pan-African and Global Consciousness.
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The Progressive Corner Jan 21
With the ANC's 2019 manifesto promising more jobs in the wake of a severe unemployment rate, an intersectional framing of unemployment is necessary:
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The Progressive Corner Jan 18
Cooperatives in South Africa and Beyond by Rekang Jankie With the global economy in crisis, consideration of alternatives to the status quo and orthodox thinking are on the rise. Read more to find out what those alternatives look like:
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The Progressive Corner Jan 16
On Housing in South Africa "Government should prioritize affordable housing for the poor and marginalized and civil society needs to support movements such as and the Legal Resources Center that are actively fighting for housing equality."
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The Progressive Corner Nov 6
In light of the critical discussion on CT housing on with Read Bongi Maseko's reflections on the housing crisis in Cape Town and South Africa here:
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Dominic Brown Oct 23
Tomorrow is the SA medium-term budget policy statement (). What will do though vs What should he do?
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KamalTheAbstract* Oct 16
If you are in Cape Town make an effort to get down to REFA UCT’s event! 🙌🏽
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The Progressive Corner Oct 18
has become a public rockstar through his work on human progress and enlightment, in this piece Alex Pennington questions many of the underlying assumptions in his work.
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The Progressive Corner Sep 28
"How does politics influence the economy? Is the economy an entity distinct from powerful social interests and influence?" Read these reflections on Rethinking Economics here:
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The Progressive Corner Sep 28
"It is widely accepted that taking down statues does not and will not translate into institutional transformation... what is needed is a fundamental reformation of institutions. What this looks like or the form it takes remains to be agreed upon"
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The Progressive Corner Sep 28
Efforts to fundementally re-structure education have take hold in various parts of the world over the past few years. This piece by Josh Platzky Miller takes a look at the sturggles being waged in Brazil and Rojava for a truly emancipatory education.
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The Progressive Corner Sep 27
"In the year of the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, Martin Jansen’s Freedom isn’t Free: The Freedom Charter Today couldn’t be more relevant." Read review here:
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The Progressive Corner Sep 26
Are the so-called black and white middle classes similar or are they fundamentally different? Read Reatlehile Jankie's take on the matter on TheProgressiveCorner
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The Progressive Corner Sep 25
"So the question is what does underpin SA’s development path?" Read this critical review of in South Africa here:
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The Progressive Corner Sep 25
The ‘proletariat’ does not need to refer to a certain kind of person with a particular culture, biological traits, language or even refer to identity at all. It is an open representation. ‘Proletariat’ is neither gender biased ... nor is it ‘Eurocentric’.
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The Progressive Corner Sep 25
With the recent unveiling of the Mandela statue at the United Nations it might be necessary to revisit the "was Mandela a sellout" debate. This piece by TPC managing editor Rekang Jankie does just that.
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The Progressive Corner Sep 25
Yesterday and and other groups led walks to remember history of dispossession in Cape Town on . Read this interesting piece reflecting on the Legacy of Forced Removals in Cape Town now on the TPC:
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The Progressive Corner Sep 24
" will depend on capital creating profits and creating profits is contingent on the extracting of labor from workers at the lowest marginal cost (exploitation)." Read on TPC here:
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The Progressive Corner Sep 24
How do approaches to the economy differ from ? Keynesian from Institutionalist? Behaviorist from Neoclassical? Read TPC team Readings and Reflections on Rethinking Economics on TPC here
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The Progressive Corner Sep 21
Read critical take on GDP on TPC: "This requires us to establish a new economic models of development as well as the institutionalization of new measures of development that looks beyond ."
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The Progressive Corner Sep 20
The TPC team's Reflections and Readings on the Imperative to Rethink Economics now on TPC! Read here and find out why and how to change the state of economics in South Africa and the world
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