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.
IN AUGUST last year, Gavin Lewis, DA member of the Gauteng legislature, penned arguably the most racist letter to an editor I have ever read.
ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, who is struggling to rid himself of the corporate suits in exchange for political boxing gloves, has predictably sparked controversy with his “boer” remark.
“HOW would we have eaten if we didn’t use taxpayers’ money?” asked Northern Cape premier Sylvia Lucas.
SOUTH African workers are under attack. They are often told by elites that demanding high wages is dangerous as it will fuel inflation.
WHAT would have happened had former president Thabo Mbeki refused to step down when his party, the ANC, asked him to do so in 2008?
WHY did it have to come to this? I asked myself this question when I saw a former cabinet minister I knew personally weep like a smacked child in parliament.
OF ALL the confessions Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has made about his adulterous ways, a few stand out.