Browsing All posts tagged under »South Africa«

Hats, ideology & confused unity

April 5, 2013


Dogmatic ideology keeps South Africa's fractious ANC alliance together despite some recent — and vitriolic — verbal brawling.

Manipulating the causes of the poor

March 22, 2013


The causes of South Africa’s poor and dispossessed continue to be manipulated by politicians and unscrupulous individuals bent on accumulating power, personal wealth or both.

Why SA is no more ‘the gateway to Africa’

March 18, 2013


In what must be seen as a major wake-up call, some mining analysts rank the current potential of crisis-wracked Zimbabwe higher than that of South Africa. So why is SA no longer perceived as the investment "gateway to Africa"?

Honest dealing or mutually assured damage?

March 15, 2013


South Africa’s annual wage bargaining — some say, strike — season has begun. And without honest, open communication mutuslly assured damage could result. The ball is mainly in the emplpyers' court.

A Marikana miner speaks

March 13, 2013


A brief report by lawyer Jim Nichol that sums up the experience and feelings of many ordinary miners who survived the horrific tragedy at Marikana.

Women’s Day ideals: still a long way to go

March 10, 2013


When it began in 1910, IWD was rich with the promise of equality. Yet, even on the unequal pay front, little has been achieved: women, on average, work longer, harder and for less than male counterparts — if they are fortunate enough to have jobs.

Union move to save SA steel industry

March 3, 2013


South Africa's metalworkers' union invesment company is making moves to obtain a major stake in the local steel sector as part of a strategy to halt “continuing de-industrialisation” in the coal and iron ore rich country.

SA Bill of Rights and the 2014 election

February 22, 2013


The 2014 election campaign in South Africa has clearly begun and promises to be long and almost certainly very bitter and at the core of the ongoing debate will be the Constitution and, specifically, the Bill of Rights.