[Source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/labour/2014/03/20/solidarity-to-fight-34-more-affirmative-action-court-cases by Karl Gemetzky.]
TRADE union Solidarity said on Wednesday it has begun to fight 34 more affirmative action court cases against the government and state-owned companies, as part of a campaign to fight the government’s “ideology” on racial representation in the workplace. Read more
[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-03-19-madonsela-exposes-the-rot-at-the-heart-of-nkandla by Phillip de Wet & Sarah Evans.]
Officials and even Cabinet ministers broke the rules to please Number One.
In an ideal world – possibly public protector Thuli Madonsela’s – the many additions to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead would have changed the lives of the impoverished local villagers. Read more
[Source: http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-zuma-housing-20140319,0,1130273.story#axzz2wski3k5b by Robyn Dixon.]
South African President Jacob Zuma personally benefited from a $23-million state-paid “security” upgrade to his private residence in rural KwaZulu-Natal, according to South Africa’s public protector, an official with the duties of an ombudsman. Read more
[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-03-19-major-challenge-for-minority-leaders by Verashni Pillay.]
The time for the promotion of minorities in the opposition Democratic Alliance has expired, with the party on a mission to increase its black representation. And if ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe’s latest comments are anything to go by, minorities are not getting a free ride in the ANC either. Read more
A weak ANC threatens to strengthen the radical populists.
For Julius Malema, the firebrand in South Africa’s forthcoming elections, the only thing that has changed in 20 years since the end of apartheid is that “the government of white people had been replaced with a government of black people”. Read more
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