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.

A ‘Buy SA’ job creation myth

October 19, 2018

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Once again it seems that price conscious and increasingly hard pressed consumers are blamed for the lack of job creation because they put price before calls to patriotism,

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Evidence of a real alternative

October 6, 2018

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It is estimated that automation could soon cost some 4.5 million more South Africans their jobs. “Soon” could mean 2020 or very shorty after. And the number of jobless could be very much higher if, as seems likely, the global economic crisis becomes more severe.

Celebrating Ike’s — a literary landmark

September 21, 2018

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Up a narrow staircase of an historic building in Durban’s increasingly trendy Florida Road, is a South African literary oasis perhaps without parallel. Ike's carries the name of a working class intellectual who loved books and who refused, despite the obvious advantages, to compromise with the racist laws of apartheid.

Posted in: General reporting

The need to reimagine schooling

September 19, 2018

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To equate the power and violence of colonialism with the existing school system — both at the state and elite private level — was bound to raise hackles, however correct the analogy may be. And it is correct since both systems aim to bring about conformity to the existing political and economic order.

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