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Political economist and scholar Adam Hanieh in South Africa

When one usually thinks of the middle-east, images of violence, strife and unimaginable human living conditions comes into mind. But what is the cause of all the conflict? Joining me in studio is renowned political economist and scholar Adam Hanieh. He’s in the country on invitation from the Afro-Middle East …

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Numsa responds to GM decision to exit SA

Vehicle manufacturer, General Motors – South Africa is to stop operating in the country. Its light commercial vehicle manufacturing operations will be acquired by Isuzu Motors. GM will end the manufacture and supply of Chevrolet vehicles to the domestic market by the end of the year. It will also be …

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SACC unburdening panel releases report

The National Executive Committee of the South African Council of Churches is releasing a report of the SACC Unburdening Panel in Soweto. The document aims to report back on the panel’s work in offering individuals and groups a platform to air their experiences of inappropriate of corrupt offers. Its been …

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GM South Africa closes shop

Vehicle manufacturer, General Motors – South Africa is to stop operating in the country. Its light commercial vehicle manufacturing operations will be acquired by Isuzu Motors. GM will end the manufacture and supply of Chevrolet vehicles to the domestic market by the end of the year. It will also be …

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Newsroom: Private sector corruption in South Africa

The Competition Commission of South Africa has been at the forefront to expose corruption in the private sector. Commisioner Tembinkosi Bonakele of the Competition Commission painted a gloomy picture of the extent of the rot in the private sector, which runs into billions of rand and says it is engulfing …

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White privilege is still prevalent in South Africa

White privilege is still prevalent in South Africa. According to The South African Institute of Race Relations ..White South Africans have a higher quality of life than their black counter parts. The quality of life report also shows that Gauteng and the Western Cape have a significantly higher quality of …

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De Klerk, Mbeki, Motlanthe to discuss crisis facing South Africa

Three former presidents and a deputy president have gathered in Parktown, Johannesburg, to discuss the general crisis facing South Africa. Former presidents FW De Klerk, Thabo Mbeki, Kgalema Motlanthe and deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka are aiming to provide a safe non-partisan platform for South Africans of all races to confront …

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SAFTU General Secretary Vavi on Workers’ Day

The newly formed South African Federation of Trade Union was officially launched last week. The federation is led by the former Cosatu Secretary General, Zwelinzima Vavi. As the new kid on the block, SAFTU is adamant that it’s bringing a much needed alternative to the country’s labour front. For more …

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Terry Oakley-Smith unpacks white privileges in SA

Last week the South Africa celebrated Freedom Day and 23 years of the country’s democracy. However, there are still some issues that the country has not been able to rid itself of. Of these, are the racial tensions that have eclipsed the rainbow nation after 1994. The state of race …

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