Browsing All posts tagged under »death«

High cost of death for the living

October 4, 2015


Most South African families feel compelled to endure the massive expense that traditional modern funerals entail. But such "traditions" are rooted in commerce and owe little or nothing to cultural prctices.

Blowing a union whistle on corruption

November 20, 2010


(Published November 19, 2010) Public protector Thuli Madonsela’s revelations about the victimisation of whistleblowers and the protection of corrupt officials caused a minor sensation this week. But the revelations came as no surprise to many trade unionists — and especially not to members of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. […]