May 18, 2013
Decent work for decent pay and jobs for all is ludicrously unrealistic, but only if the present economic system, and the social order on which it stands, remains unchanged.
May 11, 2013
That private club of super-rich men, the World Economic Forum (WEF), was back in Cape Town this week to persuade, buy up and bully politicians and opinion makers. But there was one WEF lesson opponents should take up.
May 3, 2013
May Day this week should have been a time for reflection, not celebration; reflection about the potentially dire situation the labour movement now finds itself in. To help with this reflection, Business Report is this week making available copies of my book, Right to Fight, to the first five correct answers drawn from responses to a simple question.
April 26, 2013
Politics and personal ambition compounded by some sloppy journalism have clouded and confused the issues surrounding the bitter internecine feud within Cosatu and the governing ANC-led alliance.
April 18, 2013
Who would have thought, even a matter of weeks ago, that the issue of toll roads could become a potential political tipping point for members of the governing ANC-led alliance? Yet so it is — and no more so than in the Western Cape where Cosatu and the ANC find themselves on the same side as the opposition DA in opposing the introduction of road tolls to Cape Town’s two main traffic arteries.
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
April 5, 2013
Dogmatic ideology keeps South Africa's fractious ANC alliance together despite some recent — and vitriolic — verbal brawling.