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Mboweni sends the right signal?

Finance minister Tito Mboweni’s new economic strategy paper is a refreshing, much needed breath of fresh air for an economy struggling for oxygen. The paper is replete with common sense proposals all aimed at achieving the economic growth South Africa desperately needs. We have been stumbling along a low-growth path of high taxes, kilometres of red-tape, wealth redistribution, and anti-individualism for far too long. If Mboweni’s paper can be taken as a true step in a new direction, a direction of more individual freedom, South Africa will see green shoots of recovery almost immediately.

JUDGEMENT – Politics & Unions | is workplace disruption for political...

Following from the October/November 2018 cover story of BusinessBrief - Politics and Unions: Is workplace disruption for political gain criminal? and the footnote contained in the article, the Labour Court gave a detailed judgement on the issue.

POLITICS & UNIONS | Is workplace disruption for political gain criminal?

When political parties begin to take over the roles of Trade Unions, there is cause for great concern in the progress of South Africa’s new democracy. The EFF, long a disrupter in the South African political landscape, has recently turned to workplace disruption.

4th Industrial Revolution impacts relevancy of Trade Unions!

The 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) has become a buzz word in many forums discussing global economic trends. The revolution is presented as the next inevitable event that will sweep the entire world.

South Africa is not capitalist, but needs to be!

To say that South Africa is a capitalist society is popular among journalists, politicians, and trade unionists. If capitalism is understood to mean a system of free and voluntary engagement without third-party interference, the notion that South Africa is capitalist is false.

Flexibility – does South Africa’s labour legislation allow for this? 

Gillian Lumb | Regional Practice Head, Director | Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr | gillian.lumb@cdhlegal.com | www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com | Discussions surrounding labour law in South Africa can be...

South Africa Can Work

In this insightful and provocative book, Frans Rautenbach proposes a complete overhaul of policy thinking, and provides fresh arguments that effectively address South Africa’s...

Trade union irony in the labour court!

Trade unions - the vanguard of employee rights; viewed by some as the thin line between workplace exploitation or salvation -  are not immune...

A STRUGGLE FOR UNION INDEPENDENCE IN A TIME OF NATIONAL LIBERATION

In 1973 the trade union movement was both racially and regionally divided. It virtually excluded African workers, and in many cases unions were led...
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