The National Planning Commission [NPC] has just shortly launched what is called NPC JAM in which all South African are called to participate in shaping the "2030 Vision",on the basis of the mandate bestowed to the Commissioners by the Presidency,to put forward solid research,sound evidence and clear recommendations for government.
The event was attended by DJ's,Academics,Youth,Civil Society,NPC,NYDA etc...
A JAM is a collaborative,on-line…Continue
It is quite shocking in the era of our democracy to have research reports selectively accepted.The Human Rights Watch Research Report was taken as 'lacking substance', on facts it revealed that actually [farm] workers within the farming sector in Western Cape are paid with 'papsak-alcohol' after toiling for more than 31 days.
Kgaka ya hwa, Mae a bola!, are we really a prejudiced society?
Whilst we are virginally in the women’s month, it is lettered to interrogate some of the unwritten laws of nature and perhaps the implications of some stereotypes impacted to us through the idiomatic expressions of our rich vernaculars.
There is one which goes as follows;’kgaka ya hwa, Mae a bola’, loosely translated as ‘if a guinea fowl dies, the eggs putrefy’. And these words have narrowly…Continue
POPCRU argues that South Africa has unfair and wrong disparities of income
The COSATU Living Wage Campaign has hit the nail on the wage deferential in the current conjuncture. Many workers are squeezed against the wall with rising cost of living which is inclusive of high transport costs, exorbitant housing and/or rentals and drunken food and clothing prices.
And we argue further that the living wage campaign is indeed "a cornerstone of a just…Continue
Are Worker’s demands for a double digit figure realistic?
It was interesting to have witnessed how employers are still arrogant in narrowing wage gaps in the current conjuncture through the Media platforms by still advocating that Trade Unions are unrealistic. A question was asked as to whether; Are Worker's demands for a double digit figure realistic?
The toiling masses have always been striving for more for their sweats and on the other hand the captains of…Continue