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.

The social catastrophe facing SA

June 29, 2014

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Workers and their unions are not responsible for the rocky road ahead for the SA economy. But they and their dependents will once again be the major sufferers should mass job losses occur on the mines.

A ticking time bomb & a badge of poverty

June 22, 2014

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The strike on South Africa's platinum belt is only one aspect of a much more severe domesic and global crisis. And some solutions had better be found — and soon.

True building blocks for the future

June 16, 2014

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Review: Book 'n Bricks by Sindiwe Magona. An inspirational and beautifully illustrated tale of a school that provides a signpost to a potentially more stable, egalitarian and healthy future.

Posted in: Book Reviews

Back to work on the SA platinum front

June 15, 2014

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Barring some unforeseen last minute hitch it seems that the country’s longest mining strike is finally over. But it has been accompanied by some silly and dangerous comments.

Unions get back to democratic basics

June 1, 2014

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Misunderstanding and confusion about the platinum sector pay issue persists. And much of the media is to blame for repeating, without analysis, the public relations spin of the mining companies. This distorted version of the facts states that the mining companies agreed to meet the R12 500 a month entry level wage demand, phased in […]

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