Intellectuals, the academy and Pallo Jordan

August 26, 2014

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Pallo Jordan, former government minister and regarded as a leading intellectual in South Africa's ANC, has habitually been referred to as Dr Jordan. When it was revealed that he did not have a university degree, he resigned from parliament. This is his story.

Posted in: General reporting

Why workers are always disadvantged

August 26, 2014

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Even with improvements in labour legislation such as the recent amendments to South Africa's LRA, workers will always be disadvataged. This is simply the reality of the system in which we live.

Sex work, crime & the working class

August 17, 2014

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Should the sale and/or purchasae of sex be regarded as work or be criminalised or regulated? The issue has again come to the fore as the economic crisis continues to bite.

Terry Bell unfairly treated, says council

August 13, 2014

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Journalist and author Terry Bell was treated "shabbily" by Independent Newspapers' Business Report, which summarily dropped his weekly column earlier this year, the Statutory Council for the Printing, Newspaper and Packaging Industries has found.

Posted in: General reporting

Lawyers muddy workers’ rights

August 7, 2014

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South African lawyers, claiming unfair discrimination have gained the right to appear in industrial mediation and arbitration dispute processes, so further tipping the already uneven scales of justice in favour of those with fat wallets.

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Hindsight is also a blinkered perspective

July 13, 2014

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Even the outrageous proposal by satirist Jonathan Swift that the problem of poverty could be dealt with by eating the children of the poor has failed, after 300 years, to bury to mistaken notion that procreation and "over population" is the cause of poverty.

Rank & file make their voices heard

July 7, 2014

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Organised workers at rank and file level in South Africa are displaying renewed confidence and determination as they launch demands for a “living wage”, for the historic wage gap to be closed, and for their voices to be heard.

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