Tag Archives: COSATU

THE FLEETING LULA MOMENT – SA’S LESSONS FROM BRAZIL’S CORRUPTION SCANDAL

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Brazil’s economy is currently in a recession. In the second quarter of 2015, Brazil’s gross domestic product shrank by further 1.9% compared to the first quarter results. Pundits say this is the biggest decline to affect Brazil’s economy since reports

SA GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MARIKANA MASSACRE!!!

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What happened at Marikana on 16 August 2012 is a direct result of the politicisation of the civil service, politicians and government officials who have vested interest in private corporations. Added to that is the relationship between some trade unions

THE CONCOURT MUST SUPPORT DISCLOSURE OF DONORS TO POLITICAL PARTIES!!

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The Constitutional Court has heard an application by My Vote Counts (MVC) asking the court to order Parliament to pass legislation that would force political parties to disclose who gives them money. The ConCourt has reserved judgement on the matter.

2014 ELECTIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA…VOTE RIGGING IS BECKONING!!

The arrogance of ANC leaders clearly shows that they are rigging elections and have Western backing. There is no way a leader of a corrupt political party can engage in corruption, make dismissive utterances of corruption charges against him and

THE MANDELA DECEPTION!!

Last month it was that time of the year when South Africa and the world catch the fever of the Mandela Day Sabbath; I say Sabbath because this Mandela Day has become a quasi-religious event blindly followed by people who

THE ROLE OF THE SACP IN USHERING SA’S NEOCOLONIAL STATE

The South African Communist Party (SACP) had a strong grip on the African National Congress (ANC) on questions of theory, strategy and tactics of the national liberation struggle and controlled the ANC. The SACP produced vast reading material such as

PAYING THE PRICE OF TELLING THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH

In the early 1990's, former ANC President Nelson Mandela went to fund-raise money from the Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan. In the sixteen years that it has been in power, ANC mouthpiece, the SABC, has reported once about Farrakhan

POVERTY, POLITICS, AND THE 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP IN SOUTH AFRICA

Why is it that governments can find billions of dollars for global sporting events and little to deal with the grinding poverty that affects impoverished populations? Canada applauded itself for the $135-million in aid and disaster relief it sent to

NATIONALISATION AND THE RESOLUTION OF THE NATIONAL QUESTION – AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH

The Kempton Park Settlement was and remains a flawed settlement because it was based on the interpretation of the National Question not as that of settler colonialism or a colonialism of a special type. It conflated the struggle for national