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Vol 43 No 17

Published 30th August 2002

South Africa

Local, global or both

A coalition calling itself the Social Movement Indaba is organising mass demonstrations around the World Summit on Sustainable Development. President Thabo Mbeki and his African National Congress government are confronted by the Anti-Privatisation Forum, the Jubilee debt cancellation campaign, the Rural Development Services Network and many others. Demonstrations by the National Land Committee and the Landless People's Movement quickly led to fierce confrontations with police. 'We don't want this meeting to take place', said Trevor Ngwane of the APF.

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