From apartheid to empire: how (post)apartheid South Africa became an anti-poor black society

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dc.description.abstract Using psycho-political analysis as a method of seeing and interpreting, this essay meditates on why and how Frantz Fanon's observation that "the Black is not a [hu]man" is true in (post)apartheid South Africa. In particular, the essay is concerned with the histo-political circumstances that make Fanon's observation true for poor black people. And to this end, the essay argues that local and international white-monopoly capital orchestrated a psycho-political defeat and co-option of the ANC well ahead of the 1994 democratic elections. Consequently, South Africa transitioned from apartheid into recolonisation as a satellite of the empire of capital thus, closing all prospects of a decent and dignified life for poor black people. Using a newspaper article as an illustrative example, the essay analyses the lived experience of poor black people as a consequence of the ANC's psychopolitical defeat and custodianship of capital imperialism in South Africa. In this, the essay shows the violence of the ANC government on poor black people and the fate of the latter as a disposable population of the empire of capital. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher University of Cape Town en
dc.subject VIOLENCE en
dc.subject FANON en
dc.subject FRANTZ en
dc.subject NEOLIBERALISM en
dc.title From apartheid to empire: how (post)apartheid South Africa became an anti-poor black society en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 62 en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup Impact Centre en
dc.SourceTitle PINS (Psychology in society) en
dc.ArchiveNumber 12795 en
dc.PageNumber 25-45 en
dc.outputnumber 13623 en
dc.bibliographictitle Zuma, B. (2021) From apartheid to empire: how (post)apartheid South Africa became an anti-poor black society. PINS (Psychology in society). 62:25-45. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Zuma, B. en

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