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'Ghastly' reality on SA roads

For many South African truck, bus and coach drivers, little has changed in their generally harsh working conditions over the past 25 years. For some, conditions have worsened. 791 more words

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A May Day lesson for SA labour

The tumultuous events in Bloemfontein on May Day together with the lesser incidents in KwaZulu Natal and Limpopo, where ANC leaders were booed and heckled, illustrated more starkly than ever before the huge rifts within the ANC-led alliance. 636 more words

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The danger in unprincipled unity

Unity for the sake of unity is both unprincipled and dangerous. To rally around a flag, an individual a label or a brand, and to follow blindly, is a recipe for disaster. 720 more words

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New SA labour fed: a new wheel or a retread?

The launch of South Africa’s fourth major labour federation is at last upon us. In just two weeks the inaugural congress of the tentatively named South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) will be held over three days in Boksburg. 687 more words

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Political interference and the unions

The attempt by labour minister Mildred Oliphant — including a couple of lengthy and costly court battles — to interfere in trade union administration was slapped down hard on January 26. 641 more words

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A luta continua — for 22 years

A labour dispute at the then Midrand municipality in 1994 has rumbled on for 22 years and has again, this year, come to the fore. In the process it has thrown into sharp focus some serious problems facing the South African labour movement. 712 more words

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Resilence amid the doom & gloom

The almost meaningless display of verbal pyrotechnics that annually accompanies South Africa’s secondary school matriculation results is thankfully behind us. But the reality of a potential 700 000-plus school leaving job seekers is most definitely not. 752 more words

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