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Seeking union relevance in a world in turmoil

June 30, 2011

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With the global economy in turmoil, the labour movement everywhere is having to adapt to changed — and changing — circumstances while avoiding the bribes, blandishments and bullying of governments, political parties and business. It could be a question of: adapt, fragment or fade away to irrelevance.

The ‘Fat Cat’ charter of limited liability

June 17, 2011

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Miners have died and thousands of dependents — wives, mothers, children and others —are suffering, many cold and hungry in the Highveld winter.  They are the casualties of the ambitions of Aurora Empowerment Systems, the company that took control of the Grootvlei and Orkney mines from the bankrupt Pamodzi Gold in 2009. The promises of […]

The secrets we do not need

June 7, 2011

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Notes for a discussion on secrets held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in February, 2011 in which I argued against the notion of state secrets.