March 9, 2014
The wage and welfare gap is proving a potent political weapon. And it was wielded with considerable effect at South Africa's University of the Western Cape (UWC) last week.
March 5, 2014
Most of the public, along with the media, appear stunned that miners on the platinum belt have maintained their strike for nearly two months. They need only to consider the depth of bitterness caused by the bloodbath at Marikana,
March 1, 2014
Crisis-ridden capitalism is past its sell-by date and has become destructive, but a democratic way out beckons. All it requires is political will and organisation. The programme and the technology exist.
February 28, 2014
The results of the May 7 South African general election — the most critical in the 20 years since the transition from apartheid — including abstentions and spoiled ballots should be a good measure of the mood of the country.
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 […]
February 18, 2014
This is the first in the new series of Inside Labour. It appears initially on the Fin24 digital platform and in the Sunday City Press newspaper in South Africa. The curse of spin and speculation is well and truly upon us in South Africa. It could hardly be otherwise, with a major strike on the […]