Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2015«

If We Must Die

December 21, 2015


Book review: If We Must Die by Stanley Manong. This is a major myth buster; a massively detailed autobiography that provides one of the finest insights to date of life in the ANC’s exiled uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) army in the crucial years following the 1976 student uprisings in South Africa.

Spin, myths and The Market

December 19, 2015


The economic crunch experienced in South Africa last week provided a clear insight into the workings of the system and the limits, within a parliamentary democracy, of “people’s power”.

Where political expediency trumps education

December 13, 2015


How better for a government facing severe criticism for it performance on the education front than to burnish its image by providing an illusion of improved school performance?

SA’s Cosatu: neither dead nor dying, but deeply troubled

December 8, 2015


As South Africa's major labour federation, Cosatu, goes into its fourth decade, it does so carrying all the damaging detritus of the past that the leadership continues not to confront.