May 30, 2013
“Confusion hath made his masterpiece.” That Shakespearian quote sums up the statements, comments, reports and machinations surrounding the latest episode of the ANC-Alliance soap opera.
May 29, 2013
Potentially turbulent and conflicting currents among trade union federations have been exposed following an attempt by deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe to calm troubled labour relations waters.
May 23, 2013
Globally there are now more than 200 million people who are jobless and with little hope of their circumstances changing. This is particularly frightening in South Africa where we face the prospect of thousands of jobs about to be lost in the mining sector.
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 15, 2013
The position of women in the exile liberation movements — a largely neglected aspect of SA history — will feature this year at the Franschhoek Literary Festival in a discussion on the book Prodigal daughters
May 13, 2013
Did the management of Anglo Platinum (Amplats) and the government do a deal behind closed doors regarding retrenchments and shaft closures? Amid a swirl of rumour and innuendo and in an atmosphere of considerable distrust, this is an allegation heard across the union divide.