“A dark shadow of creeping authoritarianism looms over India as it prepares for its 18th general election,” wrote Yamini Aiyar, Indian policy analyst in this week’s The Economist. Will May 29 lay the basis for SA’s inexorable descent, similar to that of India, to a right-wing, homophobic, xenophobic and perhaps even tribalist regime?

Globally, progressive forces committed to nonracialism, democracy and liberalism are involved in a battle to the death with the forces of repression and nativism...

Subscribe now to unlock this article.

Support BusinessLIVE’s award-winning journalism for R129 per month (digital access only).

There’s never been a more important time to support independent journalism in SA. Our subscription packages now offer an ad-free experience for readers.

Cancel anytime.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.