Browsing All posts tagged under »Malema«

The Marikana watershed

August 4, 2013

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The massacre at Marikana was a watershed, a turning point that is likely to have a profound and long-term impact on South Africa's social and political environment.

When reality seems like satire

July 31, 2013

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The South African political scene is becoming increasingly bizarre; reporting reality here can often seem like satire of the most extreme sort.

The rights role of the labour movement

July 25, 2013

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Fascism looms and the labour movement has a critical role to play as we face the possibility of the erosion of the democratic choice and individual rights we now enjoy

Red herring: equating socialism & nationalisation

July 19, 2013

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The simple nationalism equals socialism equation, widely touted within the trade union movement, has become difficult to sustain — and was dealt with quite comprehensively more than 130 years ago.

Exposing the race/class fault lines in SA society

October 5, 2012

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The racial and class fault lines in South African society, papered over by rainbow nation platitudes and disguised for global consumption by the myth of a negotiated miracle, have been brutally exposed. When, as it has now emerged, special para-military units of the police opened fire on miners at Lonmin’s Marikana mine on August 16, the resultant bloodshed washed away the last traces of hypocritical camouflage; it also acted as a catalyst creating conditions in which dangerous and opportunistic political viruses thrive.

A real danger of fascism in SA

September 6, 2012

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The first loud, trumpet calls to fascism in modern South Africa have been sounded. That was written last year. Today the comment is even more valid and now has a resonance on a global basis. This reality was recognised by that tower of ideological Babel, the Scialist International.

SA govt decisions sow union discord

December 9, 2011

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The South African government’s latest moves directed, ostensibly, at combating corruption and maladministration have sown considerable confusion, distrust and suspicion in sections of the trade union movement.