Ideas to counter a poisonous legacy

July 16, 2017

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THERE are many thousands of gainfully employed men and women, together with their children, living in the most appallingly squalid conditions in shacks in urban ghettoes around South Africa. Many are members of trade unions that together have trillions of rand in pension funds that could be used to help them and break the group areas legacy of apartrheid.

‘Zuma must go’ — ANC Integrity Commission

July 9, 2017

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The high profile, but practically powerless Integrity Commission (IC) of South Africa's governing ANC still wants President Jacob Zuma to step down. The reasons are spelled out in an IC report suppressed by ANC secretary-general, Gwede Mantshe.

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Media workers, citizens & freedom

July 8, 2017

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Intolerance, bigotry and political cretinism have already contributed to the death of a journalist in South Africa as the country teeters on the edge of that slippery slope to authoritarianism.

The painful reality of junk status

July 1, 2017

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More pain is on the way for South Africa as a result of the junk status credit rating given to the country. But such pain will be passed on — by government and business — to the consumers. Expect resistance.

SA’s looming winter of discontent

June 25, 2017

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The South African government expects public sector workers and the public at large to pay for the incompetence and larceny carried out by its kleptocratic faction and their cronies. This could mean a winter of discontent as pay and conditions talks loom.

A R60bn robbery of SA homeowners

June 16, 2017

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Over the past 20 years and more, thousands of working people in South Africa have been made homeless and effectively robbed of billions of rands by a system forced property sales that is probably the worst in the world.

Former SA exiles hail Jeremy Corbyn

June 11, 2017

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Former SA exiles will hail the UK election result that saw "a grey-bearded, bicycle riding socialist politician", Jeremy Corbyn, a whisker of the premiership. They remember him for his steadfast support during the dark days of apartheid.

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