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South Africa, China and colonialism

August 23, 2015


The question of colonialism has come to the fore again in South Africa, courtesy of the Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu). It has vehemently objected to the introduction of the Chinese Mandarin dialect to local schools, labelling the move "colonialism" by the Chinese.

Seeking union relevance in a world in turmoil

June 30, 2011


With the global economy in turmoil, the labour movement everywhere is having to adapt to changed — and changing — circumstances while avoiding the bribes, blandishments and bullying of governments, political parties and business. It could be a question of: adapt, fragment or fade away to irrelevance.

Union hopes for education for all

March 27, 2011


Education in South Africa, with few exceptions, is in a shambles and in dire need of major repair. That much was made clear in the mass demonstration outside parliament this week by thousands of school students supported by parents, teachers and the teacher unions. They were calling for equal, quality education for all. A few […]