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.

Posted in: General reporting

Weather, workers & a greener environment

June 11, 2017

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Increasing unemployment, controversial evictions and the first cold snap of winter have highlighted the plight not only of the homeless, but also of probably the hardest working and most poorly paid of entreprenurial labourers. At the same time a greener, job creating future beckons.

GM quitting SA is a wake-up call to all

May 29, 2017

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The General Motors pull-out of South Africa is an excellent example of the dilemma facing more and more companies on a global scale: the need to remain profitable in a world of cut-throat competition in an environment of surplus capacity and production. And for every bit of corporate gain, it will be workers who will bear the pain.

How chaos came to the “Roof of the World”

May 29, 2017

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"We knocked the bastard off," Ed Hillary remarked when he and Tenzing Norgay returned from conquering the world's highest peak. They never saw what their triumph would mean, given the the fortuitous timing of the ascent of Mt Everest.

Posted in: Commentary

‘Ghastly’ reality on SA roads

May 13, 2017

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An Easter weekend death toll of 235, with m ore than 1,000 people injured, highlighted the complex problems with South Africa's road transport. It is a situation where many truck, bus and coach drivers maintain that their harsh conditions have been little changed in 25 years.

De Klerk ‘a problem with national dialogue’

May 8, 2017

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Why the inclusion of former apartheid president FW de Klerk is a millstone around the neck of the "national dialogue" initiative about the future of South Africa launched by former ANC president, Thabo Mbeki.

Posted in: Commentary