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A hat, a kayak & dreams of Dar

November 13, 2017

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Here is a brief excerpt from my latest book that is a quite radical departure from anything I have produced in the past, Fordsburg Fighter (published last year) being a case in point. Currently, both books are only available in South Africa.

Worker hope for SA public broadcaster

November 13, 2017

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The corporatisation of trade unions and the development of an almost symbiotic relationship between union leaders and employers, pubic and private, is a major problem for the labour movement. It can lead to an industrial relations mess such as that in the SABC. But the hope — and the remedy — still lies with united workers.

Apples, drought & democracy

November 5, 2017

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As fruit trees die, surplus apples are being given away as the Western Cape expects p to 50,000 framworkers to lose their jobs because of drought. It is a disaster in the making — and one that could, and should, have been avoided.

Unions demand pension fund answers

November 2, 2017

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South African public sector unions, notably the PSA, are demanding a full account of investments made in unlisted entities apparently to promote Black Economic Empowerment, a "list of politically connected persons" involved and union seats on the PIC and other boards.