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A sad reflection, 50 years on

March 18, 2023


Several vital points have been missing in all the debates I have seen and heard about the strike by a section of public sector workers that ended this week.  In the first place, this was a strike by one union out of 16 in the sector and the dispute was about last year’s arbitrarily imposed […]

The poor — and children — again pay the price

March 5, 2023


(First published on Fin24 and in City Press 05/03/2023) The latest national Budget, generally lauded by business, did nothing to halt the ongoing shedding of jobs or the fact that more and more families are being thrown into abject poverty. The situation has also probably worsened over the latest period of level six load shedding, […]