April 12, 2013
From a trade union viewpoint, Margaret Thatcher will never be mourned. But the legacy, dubbed “Thatcherism”, lives on, in South Africa and elsewhere. We ignore it or blindly laud it at our peril
March 22, 2013
The causes of South Africa’s poor and dispossessed continue to be manipulated by politicians and unscrupulous individuals bent on accumulating power, personal wealth or both.
March 15, 2013
South Africa’s annual wage bargaining — some say, strike — season has begun. And without honest, open communication mutuslly assured damage could result. The ball is mainly in the emplpyers' court.
March 3, 2013
South Africa's metalworkers' union invesment company is making moves to obtain a major stake in the local steel sector as part of a strategy to halt “continuing de-industrialisation” in the coal and iron ore rich country.
February 22, 2013
The 2014 election campaign in South Africa has clearly begun and promises to be long and almost certainly very bitter and at the core of the ongoing debate will be the Constitution and, specifically, the Bill of Rights.
February 4, 2013
Forty years ago the modern union moveent in SA was born. Then the demands, including pay and conditions, amounted to one word: democracy. But a democracy that went well beyond the veneer of electoral politics, of the legalistic notion of rich and poor being equal.
January 15, 2013
South Africa continues to fail the children of the poor and is once again reaping the results of that failure. Nowhere is this more evident than in the recurrent violent eruptions in the fruit and wine farm regions of the Western Cape.