Unions challenge govt. – and opposition

The mass strike on Wednesday was only nominally about e-tolling on public roads and the problem of labour brokers. It was, in fact, a serious shot across the bow of government about the deteriorating conditions faced by wage earners, the poor and the unemployed....
There is nothing wrong with the youth! | by Dick Forslund

There is nothing wrong with the youth! | by Dick Forslund

Youth labour more attractive, but in abundant supply The campaign for a youth wage subsidy fits well with the “common sense” truth in the business press that ordinary wages are too high and unions are too strong. The youth wage subsidy is just “an entry point to a...
ANC and the Alliance: transition deferred?

ANC and the Alliance: transition deferred?

The ANC, SACP and COSATU will hold vital conferences that will shape the Tripartite Alliance for the next years. Given the role of the ANC in power, these meetings have the potential to shape the direction of the country for a number of years to come. A major question...