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    Capitalism Realised, Not Idealised

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    COMMENT In an article written for Rapport titled “Our Problem? Too little rather than too much capitalism” Professor Johan Fourie, an economics professor at Stellenbosch...

    Joburg’s New Gold: Women In The Inner-City

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    The discovery of gold in 1886 saw Johannesburg as a city laced with promise. While this precious resource has been mined away, the city...

    Xolobeni: Pro-Mining Youth Group Has Strong Ties To Mining Company

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    Fractures are emerging in the Xolobeni community of the Eastern Cape, as the fallout from a 2018 High Court ruling effectively barring an Australian...

    Palestinian Solidarity Alliance: Plight of striking Clover workers and that of...

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    The campaign against MILCO/CBC, the Israeli consortium that owns Clover, has intensified in recent weeks. Workers have been on strike against the company since...

    Reinforcing privilege – The tale of social capital

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    Graduation ceremonies are meant to mark the start of a new chapter where degrees equal opportunities. But entrenched structures of privilege mean that graduates...

    Here’s why we need to give zama-zamas mining permits

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    In August, informal miners marched on the department of mineral resources (DMR) in Pretoria to demand the legalisation of small-scale mining and a moratorium...

    Problems Persist For Gauteng Nursing Students

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    In January, nursing colleges in Gauteng made headlines when it emerged that there would be no intake of first-year bursary students because the department...

    Workers take Shoprite to Human Rights Commission after being arrested and...

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    Workers from the Pelican Park branch of Shoprite in Cape Town lodged a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Friday...

    South Africa Is Caught In The Global Hype Of The Fourth...

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    South Africa is caught up in the global hype of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This is distracting it from the unfinished business of...

    Solar plant outside Cape Town is one step towards carbon reduction...

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    The city of Cape Town (COCT) plans to go off-grid by no longer being on Eskom’s electrical grid. One solar plant at a time,...

    #TheBudgetSpeech: Ongoing Clover workers’ strike

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    In the build-up to the 2022 Budget Speech, various sectors of society are calling for a more engaged budget process. The government themselves have...

    CCMA rules in favour of drivers in Uber case

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    The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) ruled last week that Uber drivers are employees of Uber SA in terms of the Labour...

    5 Points From The ANC Election Manifesto

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    On Saturday, the African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa launched the party's manifesto for the 2019 elections - promising an inclusive economy, and a...

    Here’s what you need to know about the Cosatu national strike

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    The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) are readying for a national strike on Wednesday to...

    The Price of a Criminal Record

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    In a small conference room on the 11th floor at the Wits Journalism Department, Thuba Sithole is mentally re-visiting the days he spent in...

    South Point workers to strike until demands are met

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    Since September 1, South Point staff have been on strike. Workers are demanding that the student accommodation company meet their demands before they return...

    PART TWO: Zero Interest in net-zero, Atlantis community members say

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    The construction of a solar plant in Atlantis is one of the City of Cape Town’s (COCT) many projects to depend less on our...

    Marxist Scholar Harold Wolpe’s Ideas Still Speak To South Africa’s Problems

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    COMMENT During the apartheid period in South Africa – 1948 to 1994 – a lively intellectual culture of opposition emerged on some of the country’s...

    The surprising origins of International Workers Day

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    May 1 marks International Workers Day globally and Worker’s Day in South Africa. It is a day commemorated by many people around the world....

    Marikana Miners: We Still Want The R12,500 Our Brothers Died For...

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    On Wednesday, members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) and mineworkers gathered at the Marikana Koppie to commemorate the 34 miners...