Browsing All posts tagged under »South Africa«

Why Amcu baulks

July 14, 2013


Amcu negotiators are not being pig-headed in not signing peace deals. They have a rank and file to answer to.

Need to confront poisonous roots of the past

July 12, 2013


The poisonous roots of Marikana go back at least 15 years — and must be confronted if anything is to change.

Pay rises, policy alternatives & regime change

July 4, 2013


The labour movement has a number of policy alternatives that deserve serious consideration.

A micro-chip road to real democracy

July 1, 2013


Modern technology is making the bulk of humanity increasingly redundant. But the same technology could end the obscene waste of human potential.

E-tolls, excrement and a 2014 election

June 21, 2013


E-tolling, excrement and expanded public works. There three "Es" are likely to be major campaigning features as South Africa heads towards the 2014 election.

Economic war in South Africa

June 14, 2013


The “agrarian transformation”, announced on June 12 by two major SA trade unions extended well beyond farm lands and remote rural areas. It can be summarised by the famous 1992 quote by US President Bill Clinton: “(It’s) the economy, stupid.”

Why double digit pay rises are justified

June 6, 2013


The annual wage bargaining season — erroneously labelled the “strike season” — is upon us. But this does not mean a pending strike wave: most negotiations — as happens every year — will be concluded without any industrial disruption.

Judaism, the Holocaust & Zionism

June 2, 2013


The abuse, both of Judaism and the Holocaust, by more extreme adherents of the fundamentally racist political philosophy of Zionism, continues. And the mainstream media continues blindly to use terminology that supports this particular ideological view.