Author: Jo Mangaliso Mdhlela

Author

Beware populism seeking to scrap rights 
News

Beware populism seeking to scrap rights 

The populist view is that the country’s Constitution needs changing, either because it is eurocentric or does not accord with African traditional norms or val... Read more.
Workers deserve stake in African Bank – Cosatu 
News

Workers deserve stake in African Bank – Cosatu

Trade union federation Cosatu says it will be engaging the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), which invests on behalf of the Government Employees Pension Fund... Read more.
ANC and MK Party coalition
News

‘Coalition must not water down ANC manifesto’

Three major  trade union federations – the Congress of the South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and the ... Read more.
Joburg CBD fire
News

Servant leaders would start by cleaning up cities 

If you hear in a taxi or any public transport a commuter chatting with a friend or an acquaintance that they would rather be seen dead than setting their feet i... Read more.
Transnet Freight
Business

Transnet Freight crucial to SA’s economic growth 

Transnet Freight Rail must remain in the hands of the state even as it contemplates giving private players a stake in its operation to help rebuild and reform a... Read more.
Imagine earning R500 000 a day! 
Business

Imagine earning R500 000 a day! 

Trade union federations are concerned about the depletion of earning power for the working class while fat cats in businesses, particularly in the banking secto... Read more.
Columns

Idea of these two cosying up to each other obnoxious 

How would African ancestors, our forebears, judge us as black people if we were to support former oppressors to win the May 29 general election?  If this were ... Read more.
New licensing system
Business, News

New licensing system unlocks mineral resources 

The new mining rights applications system of unlocking the mining industry to as many players as possible marks a major turn of fortunes for the industry, resul... Read more.
Unions march to different tunes ahead of elections 
News

Unions march to different tunes ahead of elections 

South Africa’s major trade -union federations are divided over who their members should vote for in Wednesday’s national and provincial elections.  While C... Read more.
National Empowerment Fund (NEF)v
News

NEF sets aside R1.2bn to invest in black business

The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) has approved R1.2-billion worth of investments to support businesses owned and managed by black South Africans. At least R69... Read more.