As SA’s political parties remain locked in talks to form a government of national unity, one issue that has been neglected is the battle to define the country’s foreign policy.

The Occidentalist (pro-West) DA and foreign policy analysts such as Greg Mills, Ray Hartley and Peter Fabricius have been particularly critical of SA’s championing of the global South and Palestinian rights, while generally pushing an anti-Brics and pro-Israel line. The flag-burning DA’s slogan of “Rescuing SA” echoes colonial tropes of the “White Man’s burden”...

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