NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for December, 2012

Report on bills and other matters before committees of the National Assembly [See Parliament monitoring Group Progress Report]

ENERGY Title of bill   Date of referral   Tagging Current status Aim to finish Independent Systems and Market Operator Bill [B 9–12 (Section 75)] 9 March     2012 Yes Briefing: 6 March 2012 Public Hearings: 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 May 2012 Deliberations: 31 May and 01 June 2012 Report back […]

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ARLP Form

If you have been working in the automotive, electrical or mechanical trades as an artisan aide or assistant for more than 5 years, now is your chance to get recognition of prior learning and to get access to a trade test so as to become a full-blown artisan. See the attachment for the details of […]

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ANC Electoral Commission Press statement, 13 December 2012

ANC ELECTORAL COMMISSION PRESS STATEMENT, 13 DECEMBER 2012 LUTHULI HOUSE The ANC Electoral Commission was appointed by the National Executive Committee of the ANC and took office on 16 October 2012. The mandate of the Electoral Commission (EC) is to oversee the election of the leadership of the ANC and to ensure that it is […]

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COSATU’s response to attack made by Mduduzi Manana

COSATU’s response to attack made by Mduduzi Manana The Congress of South African Trade Unions strongly rejects the outrageous and totally baseless attack on COSATU General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, by the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Mduduzi Manana, in comments made to a reporter at The New Age. He told the New Age reporter that […]

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My deepest fear

My deepest fear By Puke Magdeline I know that in this world some of us have a gift for, I believe that we all having an intention in our lives, To see ourselves having a brighter future, To see ourselves having the right education, And all the fine-looking things life may intend to bring. I […]

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Feast of vampire

Feast of vampire By Ayanda Billie (To the miners of Marikana) The mountain ants gasp blood Stones turned red Like a dying moon, Click Click Click [Nqanqanqanqa] Sounds of Russian steels Left the ants Digging deep To hide from the screams Of the falling man, Each ant with blood Is a man shot dead, The […]

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Christmas Day Birth of the Son – Feeling from the Poor

Christmas Day Birth of the Son – Feeling from the Poor By Phutas Tseki To honour or to commercialise Classical socialist, ask a vital question A question that needs substantive response Religion being the opium of the masses For whose benefit is the celebration? So said that Bible The son of God was born on […]

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Editorial

In this edition we sum up the year that was. A year that was politically charged and socially convulsive to the extent that it has impacted on South Africa’s status as an investment haven. Some of the realities of 2012 realities left us proud, but unfortunately they have been eclipsed by regrettable moments that have […]

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Comment

Firstly I want to send my warmest greetings to all Numsa members, to staff and to your families as well as to the organisations and friends of Numsa who worked with us in 2012. I am honoured to have the privilege of being part of Numsa’s leadership, and on behalf of that leadership I wish […]

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2012: Notable year

2012: Notable year for the working class This year has again been a year of crisis in mining, arguably the bedrock and foundation of our economy. The Marikana workers go on strike, and therefore massive killings by police have put firmly on our radar screen the question of legitimacy of unionism in this sector and […]

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