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Organisational rights & democracy

May 29, 2013

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Potentially turbulent and conflicting currents among trade union federations have been exposed following an attempt by deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe to calm troubled labour relations waters.

The tiredness/drunkenness equation

December 14, 2012

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South Africa now has a promised crackdown on tired drivers with officials at roadblocks instructed to pull them over and instruct them to get some sleep. How this can be done and how tiredness can be assessed is a problem, but such a move is perhaps long overdue.

Another front opens in SA arms deal scandal

November 27, 2012

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Another crack has opened up in the facade of secrecy surrounding South Africa's controversial multi-billion dollar arms deal. It came on November 21 on Sweden’s TV4 channel in the first of two special reports by the Kalla Fakta (Cold Facts) investigative team.

Wage gaps, Depressions and war

April 24, 2012

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South Africa may not have the largest wage and welfare gap between chief executives and the average pay of workers. That distinction, says Richard Trumka, president of the major labour federation in the United States, the AFL-CIO, belongs to the USA.

Confusing roots of the upheaval at Implats

February 19, 2012

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It was money, historic distrust, poor communication by and between different parties and the intervention of a small criminal element that provided the volatile mix that exploded into violence at the Impala Platinum (Implats) Rustenberg operations in South Africa,leaving one miner dead and more than ten injured.

Aurora’s golden greed and liability hopes

December 2, 2011

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Arrogance, incompetence and greed may have demolished the protection of limited liability for the politically well connected directors of South Africa’s controversial Aurora Empowerment Systems. They may now have to pay out of their personal fortunes for the heavy debts and losses incurred in a controversial gold mining venture.