Ngoako Matsha

Attacks on refinery workers ‘ignored’

Workers at Lonmin's Western Platinum refinery have complained that its management has done nothing to stop the abduction and torture of its employees.

Employment equity ‘a must’

It's up to senior management to grow black people into top positions, commission chairwoman says.

Irvin Jim asks for VIP police protection

Numsa is convinced Irvin Jim's leadership ambition is placing his life in danger.

Blacks still bottom

Scorecard reflects little change at senior management levels.

If we ruled the world

To commemorate Youth Day, the <em>Mail & Guardian</em> asked some young South Africans one question.

A life gone up in smoke

Tobacco is the only legally available product that kills people when it is used entirely as intended.

Councillors’ training ‘lacks transparency’

Idasa has criticised a government training programme for newly elected councillors, saying it would not "ensure their competency".

Thembisa’s party poopers don’t spoil it for first-time voters

It is voting day in Thembisa and the Caprivi Pub -- not a polling station -- is the centre of the action where nonvoters gather to enjoy the day.

ANC mayors embrace Twitter (sort of)

ANC mayors in Gauteng will set up Twitter and Facebook accounts ahead of the local elections -- but won't be doing any actual tweeting themselves.

Grassroots groups look to their own to make a difference

Several grassroots social movements are fielding their own candidates in next week's municipal elections to woo voters fed up with mainstream parties.

PAC ready to take over Balfour municipality

PAC president Letlapa Mphahlele told <b>Ngoako Matsha</b> that they are preparing to win Balfour in the upcoming local government elections.

Cash-strapped ACDP down but not out

The ACDP will do well in the local government elections despite "battling with resources", its leader Kenneth Meshoe said this week.

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