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Jay Naidoo

Jay Naidoo

    Hope in a time of despair
    Hope in a time of despair
    ACTIVISMAt the time of the Soweto uprising of 1976, I was a second-year student at the University of Durban-Westville (now part of the...
    Split a chance to build a new federation
    Split a chance to build a new federation
    The big split has happened: the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has been expelled from the Congress of South African Trade...
    Africa's future depends on empowering its people today
    Africa's future depends on empowering its people today
    "If Africa is rising, why are we so poor? We walk on gold, platinum, diamonds. Our mineral wealth powers up the global economy. We hold two-thirds...
    Building from below and beyond borders
    Building from below and beyond borders
    Dear friends,
    Jay Naidoo: Are our elections bought and our voters sold?
    Jay Naidoo: Are our elections bought and our voters sold?
    As May 7 approaches, the debate on political accountability rises to the fore. Our honeymoon with liberation history is over. Citizens want...
    Cosatu faces a test of relevance
    Cosatu faces a test of relevance
    Cosatu is at the crossroads. It can grow in relevance as the core of a new, realigned and independent labour movement that embraces the dream of...
    An angry tide: The increasing rise of radicalism
    An angry tide: The increasing rise of radicalism
    The analysts scream populism; pipe dreams; unrealistic visions. Sitting in the ivory towers of government and ruling capital, across the dinner...
    Jay Naidoo: Leadership lies at core of Africa's challenges
    Jay Naidoo: Leadership lies at core of Africa's challenges
    "We are exhausted by the talk, talk and talk. Our lives are littered with the broken promises of leaders. Our current leaders are out of...
    The simple sustainable success of smallscale farming
    The simple sustainable success of smallscale farming
    I wade into the paddy fields, nestled in the gentle mountains, hugged by the forests, along with Seiji Sugeno-san and his family. Rice occupies a...
    A culture of service and tolerance: Lessons from Chris Hani
    A culture of service and tolerance: Lessons from Chris Hani
    Twenty years on and it is sometimes convenient, or simply too easy, to forget the abyss of civil war from which our leaders drew us back and to...
    [Archives] Would Hani and Slovo be accused of neoliberalism and counter-revolution?
    [Archives] Would Hani and Slovo be accused of neoliberalism and counter-revolution?
    "The perks of a new government are not really appealing to me. Everybody would like to have a good job, a good salary…  but for me...
    An open letter to my fellow South Africans: I am ready. Are you?
    An open letter to my fellow South Africans: I am ready. Are you?
    "Every four minutes a person is raped in SA,” scream the headlines. “One third of SA men admit to having raped,” says...