SACP: the biggest potential lo

SACP: the biggest potential loser in Cosatu crisis

Politically, the biggest potential loser in the ongoing and increasingly bitter fracas within Cosatu and its affiliates is the smallest member of the ANC-led tripartite alliance, the South African Communist Party (SACP). That party’s Medium Term Vision (MTV), described in some party documents as a “ten-year plan” looks close to being in tatters.

E-tag card & car keys

For whom the bell e-tolls: rage, calm and defiance on day one

While motorists complain of ‘the gantry who stole Christmas’, the rage against the e-tolling machine goes much deeper than cost and inconvenience. Will motorists, churches, labour and opposition parties manage to catalyse themselves into sustained resistance, or are e-tolls really a fait accompli?

All that freedom – where’s the

All that freedom – where’s the speech?

The DNA of the South African voter is not complicated. It is summed up in the Bill of Rights; it is protected by the Constitution. It has an independent judiciary. It is mirrored through a free press. All these life forces are being threatened by politics, argues Pieter-Dirk Uys.