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SA faces it most critical election since 1994

February 28, 2014


The results of the May 7 South African general election — the most critical in the 20 years since the transition from apartheid — including abstentions and spoiled ballots should be a good measure of the mood of the country.

Another breach in ANC-led alliance

February 23, 2014


Another Cosatu union has broken ranks with the ANC-led alliance, but still maintained a toehold "in th absence of any alternative".

Beware “activists” with no knowledge of struggle history

February 21, 2014


FYI:  This is the Man Friday column of Cape Times assistant editor Tony Weaver who, like myself, has been subject to defamatory comments by a group claiming to support “real transformation” and giving uncritical support to the new regime at Independent Newspapers and the existing political establishment. OH DEAR, oh dear. Pastor Wesley Douglas (remember […]

SA workers resist the lure of spin

February 18, 2014


This is the first in the new series of Inside Labour.  It appears initially on the Fin24 digital platform and in the Sunday City Press newspaper in South Africa. The curse of spin and speculation is well and truly upon us in South Africa. It could hardly be otherwise, with a major strike on the […]