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NUMSA Bulletin

Christmas Day – Birth of the Son

Feeling from the poor To honour or to commercialise Classical socialist, ask a vital question A question that need substantive response Religion being the opium of the masses For whose benefit is the celebration So said the Bible The son of God was born on Christmas Day A Saviour of the poor and the have […]

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Book review: Armed and Dangerous (From Undercover Struggles to Freedom)

Title: ArmedĀ and Dangerous (From Undercover Struggles to Freedom) Author: Ronnie Kasrils Publisher: Jacana Media Reviewer: Sandra Hlungwani ISBN: 978-1-4314-0795-8 Armed and Dangerous is one of the earliest struggle memoirs to deal from a personal perspective with the formation and development of Umkhonto weSizwe (MK), and the remarkable role it played in helping to bring about […]

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Beneficiation is critical for the industrialisation of Africa

Africa remains well endowed with mineral resources. These resources are extracted and exported to overseas countries where they are beneficiated and create jobs, but Africa remains poor. The Sub-Saharan region of the Industriall Global union convened a workshop on industrial development in Johannesburg recently. NUMSA joined 26 other affiliates from 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa […]

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100 years of the Native Land Act

Hopes that the ANC government would reverse the ravages of the 1913 Land Act have come to almost nothing says Dinga Sikwebu. Introduction Wednesday the 19th of June 2013 marked exactly a centenary after the Native Land Act was passed. The Act limited black African land ownership to 7% which later increased to 13, 6% […]

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A call for an EDI emergency plan with greater and long-term consensus

A call for an EDI emergency plan with greater and long-term consensus By Dinga Sikwebu Num-Numsa submission to Parliament’s portfolio committee on energy and the committee on cooperative governance and traditional affairs on the possible restructuring of the electricity distribution industry The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South […]

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The road to Mangaung

The road to Mangaung The case for President Jacob Zuma’s second term as ANC president By Cedric Gina Numsa discussed the matter of leadership of the ANC at the national congress in Durban and decided that there must be both continuity and change and that Cosatu needs to pronounce on that continuity and change in […]

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NUMSA submission to Parliament on energy efficiency

Numsa submission to Parliament on energy efficiency Numsa’s submission on efforts to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services. Click here to Download

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Reflection on the Cosatu congress

Reflection on the Cosatu congress By Irvin Jim Colonialism of a special type South African capitalism has flourished and grown on the back of the exploitation of black and African labour; it serves, and is owned and controlled by, a tiny white population. This was the case in 1910; it became the case in 1948 […]

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Zwelinzima Vavi speech to the Numsa National congress

Zwelinzima Vavi speech to the Numsa National congress The following is an extract from the speech given by Zwelinzima Vavi to the Numsa national congress in Durban in June this year. A full version of the speech is available at www.numsa.org.za It appears to me that the reason for the “death of consciousness” is capitalist […]

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Preface

Preface This edition comes few weeks after Cosatu’s national congress. Many South Africans, leaders of the alliance and opinion-makers, had great expectations of the decisions that this congress will take in terms of policy proposals for the country, our economy and politics, and the transformation of our workplaces. This congress came at a time when […]

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