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Feb 17

JTalk this week: Ivor Chipkin on the new right in SA

World politics has increasingly shifted towards what was once the fringe right. We have had the election of Donald Trump, the Brexit vote, an increasingly right-wing Israeli government, and the real possibility of populist victories across Europe in the next few months. What has been much less noticed, is how the ethnic, nationalist and protectionist rhetoric of the international right, shares similarities with an increasingly vocal Africanist group that has lined up behind President Jacob Zuma.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Ivor Chipkin is the director of the Public Affairs Research Institute and a writer on government, governance and nationalism.