Ten years after the first democratic elections in
South Africa brought the African National Congress to power, critics claim that
privatization and neoliberal economic policies have usurped the promise of democracy.
Trevor Ngwane, head of the Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee and member of the Anti-Privatization Forum, tells Walter Turner about the ANC shift from the South African Freedom Charter
to accepting World Bank prescriptions for development.
Soweto Resists Privatization Moves
Patrick Bond, professor of economics at Wits University in Johannesburg, reviews the failures of privatization in water, electricity, telecommunications and transportation.
ANC Privatizations Fail to Deliver in South Africa