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Faction-riven and bleeding, NUM turns on itself
Faction-riven and bleeding, NUM turns on itself
A bitter feud between rival groups in the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will come to a head at its elective conference next month, when...
#ScrapNewLabourLaws campaign is ready for a national shutdown
#ScrapNewLabourLaws campaign is ready for a national shutdown
In a press conference ahead of the national strike on April 25, general secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu),...
Political battles play out at funeral of the 'mother of the nation'
Political battles play out at funeral of the 'mother of the nation'
Political battles played out at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral, as some leaders were booed and old rivalries were hashed out in tribute...
The liberal licence 
to kill
The liberal licence 
to kill
From the Epic of Gilgamesh to The Iliad, the Vedas and the Old Testament, the memory of our deep past is, among other things, a catalogue of...
Marikana: Top cops face murder rap
Marikana: Top cops face murder rap
A police commander of the operation during the Marikana massacre was among the nine officers who made their first appearance at the magistrate’s...
Senior police officials to appear in court for Marikana massacre
Senior police officials to appear in court for Marikana massacre
Nine senior police officials are to appear in the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court in connection with the Marikana massacre – more than five years...
How corporate social responsibility projects can be derailed
How corporate social responsibility projects can be derailed
Big companies operating in developing countries often use corporate social responsibility initiatives to position themselves as development agents...
Police to finally appear in court for Marikana murders
Police to finally appear in court for Marikana murders
The slow wheels of justice are finally beginning to turn with the first police officers who allegedly murdered striking workers during the 2012...
Urban land question is also urgent
Urban land question is also urgent
The opening pages of Frantz Fanon’s The Damned of the Earth offer a searing account of the city under settler colonialism. It is “a...
Marikana talks stagger on
Marikana talks stagger on
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pledge that the government must finalise reparations for the families of striking miners killed by police at Marikana...
Artist tells what we have done
Artist tells what we have done
In the same week as South Africa was removing its president, Cape Town-born artist Haroon Gunn-Salie was installing his latest artwork at the New...
Cyril’s rule: Fit, fab and faultless?
Cyril’s rule: Fit, fab and faultless?
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s message this week was emphatic: there will be no more man-boobs flapping in his wind of change.

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