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Archive for December, 2007

Legal Eagles – Picketing

Picketing Tips for shop stewardsAs a shop steward you may find yourself leading a legal strike. Read these tips from France Ntuli on how to handle picketing in your workplace. For more details read Section 69 of the Labour Relations Act, Act 66 of 1995 (LRA). When can you picket?* to support a protected (legal) […]

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Legal Eagles – A case study in the constitutional court judgment

A case study in the constitutional court judgment in the matter of:Z SIDUMO; COSATU/RUSTENBURG PLATINUM MINES& OTHERS If you like to understand the intricacies of court judgments then read Prudence Gqoba's summary of the Constitutional Court ruling that confirms that CCMA commissioners don’t have to defer to the employer's decision on a dismissal. The facts:Zandise […]

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Legal Eagles – Using case law to fight unfair retrenchment

Using case law to fight unfair retrenchment The first challenge in the case of the alleged unfair retrenchment of Jan Badenhorst by Southern Star Engineering, was to get condonation for the late submission of the dispute certificate. The certificate was filed four years after it was meant to be filed – 10 days is the […]

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Economy – Four lead sectors to drive policy

Four lead sectors to drive industrial policyGovernment's recently released National Industrial Policy Framework (NIPF) is an "active" one requiring "some level of state involvement", says Rob Davies, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry (dti) and member of the SACP Central Committee. In which way does this policy break new ground?The NIPF is not entirely new. […]

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Economy – Lessons from Kerala

Lesson from Kerala: Another Developmental State is Possible!Whither succession debate In the current debates on Developmental state a neo-liberal intellectual mantra is continuously peddled around by the advocates of neo-liberalism for the citizens to consume, it is that for countries to develop they must draw lessons from East Asian Newly Industrialized Countries (NICs) eg South […]

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Poetry

Workers' lament When I hear the bells' toll, I ariseI peer through the tiny windows of my bedroom and its timeThe clearness of the glowing is the end of my joyThe shiny rays of the dawn bring more worriesFor I know to whom the day belongsMore than a drop of my blood will be suckedMy […]

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Health – Treat MDR TB in the communities

Treat MDR TB in the communities Decentralising the treatment of multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) to community level is gaining popularity as the way forward. Researchers, scientists, activists, doctors, nurses, the World Health Organisation, the United Nations and other agencies agree that the sheer numbers will become so big that it will be impossible to […]

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Document – SACP on public health system

SACP on public health system:During October, the SACP focused its annual Red October campaign on the public health service. This is an extract from its press statement. SACP on the problemsWhile we are spending R25-billion on the Gautrain, and R9-billion on 2010 stadia, many of our hospitals, especially those serving the workers and the poor, […]

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Health – More Transformation, less investigation

More transformation, less investigationIn October, a picture of new-born babies lying in cardboard boxes at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital shocked the nation. But Fikile Majola, general secretary of the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu), argues that this picture is common across the public health service and will remain so until government massively […]

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Politics – The NDR and the Struggle for Socialism

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