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Zuma capitulates and appoints State Capture Commission

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After the Nasrec capitulation, where is the ANC going?

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The Minister of Finance described the budget as a way out of economic stagnation. However our assessment of Budget 2018 is that it does not respond adequately to the economic crisis as experienced by millions of Black South Africans. The low baseline wage regime coupled with poverty-level grants in a context of massive levels of …

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[The following letter was issued by the Global Women’s Strike, a network of women organisations and activists that campaign on the need to value women’s work in the home, and on women’s lives. The Global Women’s Strike is active in

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SUBJECT: Oxfam South Africa (OZA) stands firm for accountability in the handling of sexual abuse by all including Oxfam, I write to you as a key partner in our pursuit of a world that is just for all, without the…

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In early January 2018, capitalists across the globe were celebrating the fact that the Dow Jones had rallied by 45% since the election of Donald Trump. Likewise, brokers were beaming in Sandton when the Johannesburg Stock Exchange hit a high

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On 22 February the Constitutional Court will hear a case lodged by Assign Services that has massive implications for workers in South Africa. The question before the court is this: do labour brokered…

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The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) views the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa to the position of President of the Republic of South Africa, as a new era in the war against workers and the working class majority…

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Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete,Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Ms Thandi Modise,Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Deputy Chairperson of the NCOP, Former President Thabo Mbeki, Former…

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The Right2Know Campaign is greatly dismayed by the Film and Publication Board’s act of homophobic censorship. The FPB appeal board recently reclassified award winning film Inxeba to X18 with the classifiable elements of Sex, Language, Nudity, Violence and Prejudice. …

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On the evening of 9 January 2018 President Jacob Zuma finally gave in to pressure to appoint a Judicial Commission of Enquiry into State Capture. The pressure had been mounting on President Zuma for more than a year to appoint…

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Since coming to power in 1994 the African National Congress (ANC) has been caught between the aspirations of the majority and the reality of power in a global capitalist world. The ANC came to power on the back of a…

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