What has the mining firm learnt in the two years that have elapsed since the Marikana tragedy? Very little, if its new leadership is anything to go by, writes Ferial Haffajee.
I admit that I am old-fashioned and love a post office. Ours is in Langlaagte, on the Reef where gold was first mined, and it feels old. It’s a face-brick standalone post office on a spacious property.
We grew up without medical aid, education funds or pensions – and trade unions stepped into the gap. Without a bursary, my first year at university would have been extraordinarily hard; without a medical fund, my dad would not have had the basic care needed as a worker ages.
One man is single-handedly resurrecting the once-lucrative Ugandan cotton trade and broadening the ‘Africa rising’ narrative, writes Ferial Haffajee.
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- How to spread it – Mmatsatsi Mokgohloa: A passion to serve the community
- How to Spread it – Tom Wixley: ‘Salami slicing’ for hungry children
- How to Spread it – Angela Larkan: From theory to good social practice
Gosh, I can’t remember the last time I read such a piece of bombastic bull. Written in the highfalutin jargon of a legal memorandum, it failed miserably.
I’ve long thought the former head of the Directorate of Special Operations, Leonard McCarthy, was less than honest. The
release of transcripts of the so-called “spy tapes” – intercepted conversations belonging to South Africa’s intelligence services – means I now know so.
Have you ever seen a senior politician or leader ride or walk?
It is the largest Cabinet in our post-apartheid history – and the high number of deputy ministers might explain why a little-known politician sprung to infamy.
The police, the courts, the intelligence services and now the revenue service are institutions under threat by criminal elements.
Tired of a god (Nelson Mandela) and a philosopher (Thabo Mbeki), the governing ANC chose in Jacob Zuma an everyman as its president.
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Wednesday. I’m hungry. I’m thinking about Doctor Hunter S Thomson.
The recent behaviour displayed by our parliamentarians is disturbing, with the name-calling, shouting and refusal to obey the rules of the House.
There is nothing as sweet as a hard-earned victory. Ask Bafana Bafana. They should be over the moon at qualifying for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.