September 16, 2014
Former South African intelligence services minister and Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) veteran Ronnie Kasrils has launched a scathing attack on deputy defence minister Kebby Maphatsoe who, as chair of the MK Military Veterans Association has emerged as a principal cheerleader for President Jacob Zuma.
September 14, 2014
The labour movement is coming under increasing pressure as the global economic crisis continues to bite. Unless South African unions find a single voice, they are in danger of being further weakened.
May 11, 2014
South Africa's 2014 election is over, but for many participants it will be recriminations rather than celebrations that will follow a watershed election, signalling changes — and battles — to come.
April 21, 2014
South Africa's scheduled national elections on May 7 seem to be beset by more bickering, bitterness and fragmentation than normal — and this is a clear portent for the future. A rocky road lies ahead.
February 23, 2014
Another Cosatu union has broken ranks with the ANC-led alliance, but still maintained a toehold "in th absence of any alternative".
February 21, 2014
FYI: This is the Man Friday column of Cape Times assistant editor Tony Weaver who, like myself, has been subject to defamatory comments by a group claiming to support “real transformation” and giving uncritical support to the new regime at Independent Newspapers and the existing political establishment. OH DEAR, oh dear. Pastor Wesley Douglas (remember […]
December 6, 2013
Regular readers of this column over the past decade may be forgiven for feeling frustrated and annoyed by the current goings on within Cosatu and the wider, governing, alliance. As noted last week, we have heard it all before. But the irony and hypocrisy displayed now seems to have reached new levels. Apparently blissfully […]