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The editor who was a spy

November 29, 2015


One of the most successful agents of South Africa's apartheid state was the editor in chief of the country’s leading Sunday newspaper, the Sunday Times. This claim is contained in a book by veteran journalist John Matisonn to be released this week.

Time to learn lessons — & face reality

November 29, 2015


True shopfloor democracy and the tolerance of difference may be the only hope left to halt a slide toward irrelevance for South Africa's major trade union federation. And there are lessons to be learned from recent events in Britain.

Socialism: myths, predjudices & reality

November 25, 2015


At this time of global economic crisis, there are various charlatans and ambitious politicians who use vaguely worded promises labelled “socialism” as their stock in trade. But what does socialism really mean?