August 1, 2016
Wednesday, August 3 will be the climax of probably the most fractious and bitter political campaigning, certainly at a local level, that South Africa has seen since 1994. And, whatever the outcome, it will have repercussions throughout society.
July 23, 2016
The latest snub to the rule of law in South Africa came this week with the sacking of SABC journalists by management in flagrant disregard of the ruling made by the Independent Communications Authority. It follows a litany of questionable official actions, comments and downright disregard for the judicial system, the labour laws and, in […]
July 10, 2016
We seem today to be surrounded by much deliberate obfuscation of critical issues by official sources and, all too often, by a swirl of lies, innuendo and fear mongering. The antidote is honest journalism that encourages critical thinking.
July 10, 2016
The looming exit — Brexit — of certainly England and Wales from the European Union (EU) — should not overly concern South Africa economically or politically. Certainly not in the short term. But never has the slogan, workers of the world unite, seemed more appropriate.
June 24, 2016
Around the world, essential public services are under pressure as local, state and national governments seek to cut costs. But such services should surely never be driven by the profit motive? So who is to blame and what should we do?
June 20, 2016
The sole priority for fire fighters and EMS is the preservation and safety of life and property. Profit, with its cost cutting requirements should never come into it. That, in essence, is what the recent Canadian strike was all about.