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Politics, ambition & bad journalism obscure vital issues

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.

Disillusionment — and battling for the poor

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.

Time to learn from Thatcherism & its origins

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

Hats, ideology & confused unity

April 5, 2013


Dogmatic ideology keeps South Africa's fractious ANC alliance together despite some recent — and vitriolic — verbal brawling.