A STATEMENT by Strategic Natural Resources (SNR) earlier this week confirmed that an application for the liquidation of Elitheni Coal would be heard on December 10.
THE country has been captivated by the battle between the public protector and ministers in the security cluster over her report on the construction of President Jacob Zuma’s private home in Nkandla.
THE year is 2005 and it is a chilly Monday morning as I usher the first witness in a child rape case into my small office.
A LARGE slice of South Africa lives in a kind of no-man’s land and this has had a large role in shaping our politics. Several million South Africans are upwardly mobile and have thus left the world of their parents. But they have not arrived in the middle class either.
THE drama which is unfolding at Numsa and Cosatu is clearly a result of the deteriorating relationships within the tripartite alliance.
PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma is not a fool. He makes gaffes every week and has no idea what constitutionality means. But he is not a fool.
IT IS difficult to understand why Irvin Jim, the general secretary of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa), and his comrades are waging battles in the labour federation Cosatu.
THE public discourse on skills and the economy in South Africa and beyond is eloquent about the crisis in education, the shortage of skills, the problem of unemployment and the high cost of labour (which supposedly prevents business from employing people).