CO-OPERATIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA, advancing solidarity economy pathways from below

: Satgar (V.) ed.

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284pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2019


"Society cannot survive through greed, individualism and rampant competition. Human solidarity is the only antidote to build a humane and ecologically conscious alternative. This book makes a compelling case for such an alternative, rooted in the lived experience of the many. Read it!" Jay Naidoo, founding General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)

"This book provides many rich lessons for government policy makers as well as the grassroots activists who are laying the foundations for a future solidarity economy." Edward Webster, Emeritus Professor, Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, University of the Witwatersrand

Contributions include:
"Co-operative Banking in South Africa" by David de Jong and McIntosh Kuhlengisa
"With, Against and Beyond the State: a solidarity economy through a movement of movements" by Vishwas Satgar
"More Ethical Than Ethical: Ethical Food Co-operative's conversion to a worker co-operative" by Jane Cherry
"Locking in Commercial Farming: challenges for food sovereignty and the solidarity economy" by Andrew Bennie.

Eco-socialist Vishwas Satgar, who chairs the board of the Co-operative and Policy Alternative Centre, is Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is editor of The Climate Crisis: South African and global democratic eco-socialist alternatives.