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WEF-Africa: a gathering of tyrants, corruption-riddled state firms and banksters

WEF-Africa: a gathering of tyrants, corruption-riddled state firms and banksters

Patrick Bond – Business Day At a time Donald Trump and Jacob Zuma personify controversies over ‘state capture,’ crony capitalism, corruption, populist rhetoric and self-serving economic strategies, will big business calm down the politicians – or just egg them on? The Swiss-based World Economic Forum (WEF) meets not only in Davos each January but also …

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WEF ditched democratic, inclusive pretences by facilitating new G20 privatisation

WEF ditched democratic, inclusive pretences by facilitating new G20 privatisation

The World Economic Forum (WEF)-Africa conference in Durban just hosted some of the world’s most controversial politicians: not just Jacob Zuma and his finance minister Malusi Gigaba plus regional dictators Robert Mugabe, Yoweri Museveni, King Mswati and Edgar Lungu, but also the most powerful man in Europe, the notoriously-corrupt neoliberal German finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble. …

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Activists march at ‘elitist’ World Economic Forum in Durban – Business Day

Activists march at ‘elitist’ World Economic Forum in Durban – Business Day

by NCE MKHIZE – Business Day On Wednesday, scores of activists marched through Durban to protest against the “elitist” World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, as well as corruption in SA and on the continent. Under the banner of the People’s Economic Forum, marchers demanded their voices be heard as the forum kicked off with a …

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Protest ahead of World Economic Forum opening in Durban – City Press Article

Protest ahead of World Economic Forum opening in Durban – City Press Article

Paddy Harper for the City Press A small but enthusiastic group of protesters has marched through the centre of Durban ahead of the official opening later today of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 by President Jacob Zuma. Several hundred marchers, led by a wide range of community and environmental organisations, had earlier participated …

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WEFAfrica17: ‘Delegates not welcome’

WEFAfrica17: ‘Delegates not welcome’

Arthi Gopi – African Independent Durban – Durban civil society groups have called for WEF Africa delegates to leave the city – saying they were not welcome. Hundreds of residents from across Durban, calling themselves the People’s Economic Forum (PEF), gathered at the space known as “Speakers Corner” adjacent to the Durban ICC to present …

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Media Release: People’s Economic Forum March on the World Economic Forum, WEDNESDAY 3 MAY, 9 AM

Media Release: People’s Economic Forum March on the World Economic Forum, WEDNESDAY 3 MAY, 9 AM

  On 3 May at 09h00 there will be a People’s Economic Forum march from Durban City Hall to the US Consulate and then to the International Convention Centre where 2000 selected business and business economic elites will be meeting for the World Economic Forum on Africa to shape policies, negotiate trade deals and make investment decisions …

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PEF breaking news: Zwelinzima Vavi joins us on Sunday 30 April (2:30-4pm) on the topic OPPOSING STATE CAPTURE

PEF breaking news: Zwelinzima Vavi joins us on Sunday 30 April (2:30-4pm) on the topic OPPOSING STATE CAPTURE

Zwelinzima Vavi, general secretary of the SA Federation of Trade Unions will speak and encourage discussion on Sunday, 30 April, 2:30-4pm, on the topic: Opposing Capitalist State Capture – whether by Zuptas or White Monopoly Capital Sunday, April 30, 2:30-4pm Durban University of Technology 51 Steve Biko Road, Block C, Room BC 0204, above library

WEF team’s hard work pays off: SA still #1 in the world!

WEF team’s hard work pays off: SA still #1 in the world!

  Inequality index: where are the world’s most unequal countries? Inequality isn’t all about income. Here’s a guide to different ranking systems – from wealth distribution to the World Happiness Report – and which countries rate best and worst under each Measuring comparative levels of global inequality is far from straightforward. Is it fair to …

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WEF on Africa slammed for ignoring civil society voices

WEF on Africa slammed for ignoring civil society voices

SABC article by Fanele Mhlongo on Thursday 27 April 2017 21:20 The People’s Economic Forum (PEF) says it will protest at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Durban next week. The forum comprises a group of community activists and civic organisations. The forum, which was been launched in Durban on Freedom Day, aims to create …

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