…And the Postman Goeth | by Terry Bell

…And the Postman Goeth | by Terry Bell

On Monday, nostalgia, tinged with concern, will provide a worker and union undercurrent when the post office, with justifiable pride, celebrates the centenary of South Africa’s first delivery of mail by air. Similar feelings afflict postal workers the world over as...

His Hollowness the 14th Dalai Lama | by Roz Chidwick

This month sees an official visit to Australia by the 14th Dalai Lama. A deluxe package, priced at $5,000, will give you the chance to witness the teachings and the “journey of a man of compassion and wisdom”. The main event in Melbourne, a three-day teaching session,...

Nuclear power for South Africa? | by Peter Becker

The South African government is planning to order six nuclear reactors at an estimated cost of R1 trillion. What would the consequences of this be?Before we can understand this, we need to have some other plan to compare it to, which requires an understanding of how...

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....