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How heritage got roasted

September 24 was a public holiday in South Africa: Heritage Day. And carnivore commercialism seemed largely to have claimed it.  For many — if not most — South Africans who could afford it, this was a day to indulge in and enjoy… 698 more words

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When rights clash with tradition

Is South Africa on the brink of a clash between the egalitarian concepts embodied in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and the demands to retain undemocratic, feudal and colonial hangovers of the past? 743 more words

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Political abuse & arrogant dogma

Deputy defence minister Kebby Maphatsoe this week withdrew his claim that public protector Thuli Madonsela was a “CIA spy” and apologised for the statement. But the issue continues to reverberate throughout the body politic. 595 more words

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Constitutional misunderstandings

South Africa’s justly praised Constitution and the institutions it created have taken something of a verbal battering over the past week and more — and often for the wrong reasons. 754 more words

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Business shoots itself in the wages foot

The opening salvoes have again been fired in another round in the war about a national minimum wage. And on both sides there are accusations of the selective choice of research to bolster arguments. 691 more words

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Why workers are always disadvantged

In an unequal society, and especially one suffering an economic crisis, the sellers of labour will always be disadvantaged. That is the simple reality of the system in which we live. 705 more words

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Sex work, crime & the working class

All who sell their labour in order to survive are workers. And all workers are, to one or other degree, exploited in that they are paid less than the final value of the work they do. 693 more words

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