Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2014«

The social catastrophe facing SA

June 29, 2014


Workers and their unions are not responsible for the rocky road ahead for the SA economy. But they and their dependents will once again be the major sufferers should mass job losses occur on the mines.

A ticking time bomb & a badge of poverty

June 22, 2014


The strike on South Africa's platinum belt is only one aspect of a much more severe domesic and global crisis. And some solutions had better be found — and soon.

True building blocks for the future

June 16, 2014


Review: Book 'n Bricks by Sindiwe Magona. An inspirational and beautifully illustrated tale of a school that provides a signpost to a potentially more stable, egalitarian and healthy future.

Back to work on the SA platinum front

June 15, 2014


Barring some unforeseen last minute hitch it seems that the country’s longest mining strike is finally over. But it has been accompanied by some silly and dangerous comments.

Unions get back to democratic basics

June 1, 2014


Misunderstanding and confusion about the platinum sector pay issue persists. And much of the media is to blame for repeating, without analysis, the public relations spin of the mining companies. This distorted version of the facts states that the mining companies agreed to meet the R12 500 a month entry level wage demand, phased in […]