Articles for Jeff Rudin

Colour does not explain today’s South Africa

Black lives are still cheap even though most political leaders and many wealthy business people are black


Opinion | 20 May 2016

The Piketty puzzle: reproducing inequality in everyday life

While the government earnestly pledges its commitment to reversing inequality, it reproduces inequality in the normal behaviour it expects for itself and the broader elite of South Africa’s political-economy. Two recent and very public events illustrate these opposing positions.

Jeff Rudin

Opinion | 13 October 2015

The new racism? A review of Gerhard Mare’s Declassified ,¨

Ideological positions that analyse conflict in South Africa in terms of race are not in the interests of disadvantaged people, argues Jeff Rudin in this review of a new book by Gerhard Mare.

Jeff Rudin

News | 6 August 2015