Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery


19 Apr 2013 | Public service picture not so perfect, Mr President

In a letter published in The Star earlier this month, President Jacob Zuma congratulated the public servants of South Africa who, he said, were improv...

18 Apr 2013 | Difficult pay talks lie ahead for Numsa

Wgae talks in the car manufacturing sector and with industrial giants Samancor, BHP Billiton and Eskom are what the National Union of Metalworkers of ...

14 Apr 2013 | Employees doing it for themselves as household spending crimps

The Absa small and medium enterprises index for South Africa rose slightly in the fourth quarter of 2012 to 92, owing to some growth in self-employmen...

14 Apr 2013 | Mines brace for hard bargaining

The mining sector is bracing itself for tough wage negotiations as unions, engaged in a war to win members, are unlikely to back down unless significa...

10 Apr 2013 | The government must stop dithering and deal decisively with corruption

One wonders whether many presidents would have survived the return of 13 soldiers in coffins after what seems like an ill thought-through foreign poli...

9 Apr 2013 | SA workers 'losing faith' in strife-torn trade unions

Public trust in trade unions, especially among black and working class South Africans, has plummeted in the past year, a survey carried out by the Hum...

7 Apr 2013 | Zuma must control his nostalgia

As we grow older we reach a point in our lives when our minds start playing tricks on us, and we begin to believe that life was better in "the good ol...

31 Mar 2013 | Sisulu vows to do some things differently

ANYONE who thought Lindiwe Sisulu`s shift to minister of public service and administration was a demotion might wish to think again. Hers is probably ...

27 Mar 2013 | Farewell Idasa, it was a privilege being part of such an innovative body

ONE OF South Africa`s oldest non-govern-mental organisations, Idasa, will soon close its doors. Papers will be filed in the Pretoria High Court for it...

27 Mar 2013 | Sad day as Idasa shuts its doors

ONE OF South Africa`s oldest non-governmental organisations, Idasa, will soon close its doors. Papers will be filed in the Pretoria High Court for its...