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Stories, facts & the minimum wage

November 30, 2018

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There is incrfeasing cynicism and anger about the long-delayed introduction of some minimum pay agreements. This is coupled with evidence that the way the government's key Expanded Public Works Programme has been applied has had a damaging, particularly on municipal workers and firefighters.

Trade wars & steps in the right direction

November 18, 2018

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It seems essential to take steps to move away from the clearly dangerous and damaging economic dogma of neo-liberalism. Far from being either free or fair, it is, in fact, an anarchic system that creates the "race to the bottom" that so harms the majority to the benefit of a tiny minority while being destructive, overall.

Lying our way to catastrophe

November 16, 2018

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The global economy that affects us all is based on lies; on the distortion and misrepresentation of the views of usually much lauded economists. It seems crucial to drive this point home as we continue to be told that greater productivity and the up-skilling and re-skilling of workers will vanquish poverty and unemployment. In a […]

‘Fallism 2016’ – when SA students challenged the status quo

November 11, 2018

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Everything Must Fall, the hard-hitting, thought provoking documentary film that provides perhaps the best insight possible into the tumultuous events that disrupted South African university campuses in 2016 will feature in the Netherlandsat the world’s largest documentary film festival from November 15 to 25. It will be part of a programme section entitled Frontline at […]

November 11, 2018

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Our common economic ailment

November 4, 2018

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The SA economy,worked out by corruption, seems to be well and truly up the creek and with only a very fragile investment paddle to hand.

A classic case of economic ill health

November 3, 2018

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The gap between the 16% of South Africans who have private health insurance and the 84% who rely on the crumbling public health system, has grown by another R20 billion. Small wonder that there is increasing anger being expresed.