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    A letter from Cape Town

    Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

    I am having a week’s holiday in Cape Town.   On the day I arrived, the South African Parliament descended into chaos.   This was entirely coincidental.   It was obvious that the vote on the Nkandla report in the Parliament would be controversial.   It was entirely predictable that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) would use the occasion [...]

    Save TAC

    Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

    The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) was founded in South Africa in December 1998 to campaign for access to AIDS treatment. It is widely acknowledged as one of the most important civil society organisations active on AIDS in the developing world. Today the future of the Treatment Action Campaign, South Africa’s most iconic and successful post-apartheid [...]

    Letter from Hobeni 17: Trees

    Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

    Dillon Woods is clearly a man who believes in the future.   He has spent the last few days planting trees at Hobeni.   Only someone who has an absolute faith in the future plants trees, especially trees that will not

    Swazi workers pay for government repression with their jobs

    Thursday, November 6th, 2014

    by Mantoe Phakathi  Equal Times Less than two weeks after the Swazi government announced the immediate banning of all trade unions and employer federations in the country, Swazi workers are reeling from the news that

    Letter from Hobeni 16: The Second Struggle

    Thursday, November 6th, 2014

    A young South African, possibly young enough to have been a “born free” after the 1994 elections, asked me if I thought the struggle was over.   My unhesitating reply was “No”.   So, I had to explain. It seems to me that the struggle has got to a

    COSATU Deputy President’s Address to ACTSA Conference

    Monday, November 3rd, 2014

    Keynote address by Tyotyo James, 1st Deputy President of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, to Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA), formerly the Anti-Apartheid Movement 1 November 2014 Thank you for inviting me to address this important gathering, celebrating the 20th anniversary of democracy in South Africa. I bring greetings and best wishes from [...]