Patrick Bond

Patrick Bond is professor of sociology at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. He can be reached at:

The Wages of Sub-Imperial Assimilation: BRICS Fantasies and Unintended Revelations

Bill Gates’ Silver-Bullet Misfiring at the Mandela Memorial Lecture

Flight of Corporate Profits Poses Biggest Threat to South Africa’s Economy

Imperialism’s Junior Partners

Protests Rise Against World Economic Forum’s Implausible ‘Africa Keeps Rising’ Meme

Austerity Gathers Pace in Schizophrenic South Africa

World Bank Punches South Africa’s Poor, by Ignoring the Rich

BRICS face brewing external capitalist crisis and Growing Internal Strife

With Capitalism in Crisis, “Look East”…But First Blame the West

Climate Terror From Paris Could Endure for Generations

Climate Change Casino: Carbon Trading Reborn in New-Generation Mega-Polluters

China Sucked Deeper Into World Financial Vortex and Vice Versa, as BRICS Sink Fast

South African Student Protesters Win First Big Victory: Decolonization, Race and Class Politics Fused in Epic Battle

Can World’s Worst Case of Inequality be Fixed by Pikettian Posturing?

UN Millennium Development Goals Replaced by New ‘Distraction Gimmicks’

Why the Retreat of Foreign Investment From Africa Means Less Looting

BRICS Bankers Confirm They will Undergird – Not Undermine – Western Financial Decadence

World Political Economy Meets South Africa’s Many Marxisms

Avaaz’s Climate Vanity

World Soccer Corruption, Africa’s ‘Illicit Financial Flows’ and Elite Silences

The Rise of South African Xenophobia

A “Climate Movement Across the Movements”

Disconnecting the Minerals-Energy-Climate Dots

Opposition Rising in South Africa

Keep South Africa’s Lights on with Renewable Energy – or Irradiate a Darkened Nation?

South Africa in the Dark

South African Oil Spill Pollutes Rich Whites’ Playground

Has the IMF Been Reformed?

South Africa: Talk Left, Walk Right

The World Bank Blinks

Who Really Runs the South African Show?

The ‘World Versus Bank’ Seen From South Africa

Did Climate Justice Just Get a New Lease on Life?

The BRICS Remix Climate Damage and Corporate Collusion

The Washington-Pretoria-Tel Aviv Relay

How BRICS Became Co-Dependent Upon Eco-Financial Imperialism

South Africa at 20

The Mandela Years in Power

When "Emerging" Economies Start to Submerge

Beckoning Committed Climate Activists

Africa Crashing

Lessons for Brazil From South Africa

South Africa’s Sub-Imperial Seductions

Politics, Profits and Policing in South Africa

Toilet Apartheid

The Rise of “Sub-Imperialism”

What Sandy Shows South Africa

How the Marikana Movement Stunned Neoliberal South Africa

Which Africans Will Obama Whack Next?

World Bank’s Jim Yong Kim Comes to South Africa