Israel and apartheid | by Zwelinzima Vavi

Israel and apartheid | by Zwelinzima Vavi

Address by Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) to the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, District Six Museum, Cape Town, November 6 2011 As with all other aspects of South African life – political, social,...

The Second Transition

The economists and big business say it is too radical, filled with Marxist rhetoric, and threatening state intervention and nationalisation. The trade unionists and communists say it is too conservative, promoting black business and labour market reform. Is The Second...
Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

The great Victorian novelist Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago this year. Andre Marais looks back on his life and work and his relevance for us today. What would Dickens have made of South Africa in this year of his bicentenary? Despite all obvious differences...
September National Imbizo Report on Marikana

September National Imbizo Report on Marikana

Bloody Marikana: What the media didn’t tell you! from September National Imbizo (SNI) Earlier today (Sunday, 19 August 2012), SNI members set off to Marikana, thecrime scene at which several black workers were shot and killed last week.Getting into the town is not an...

Howl Marikana

And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? (Revelation. 6:10) Colours were simpler then. Meant less. At least it seemed that way. Before the burning. Millions of...