Tlokwe: ANC’s test to fight corruption

The reaction from and steps to be taken by @MyANC_ on what happened this week at the Tlokwe Municipality makes one – and reasonable voters too, who, of course, don’t vote for loyalty but for services – wonder whether the ruling party is serious about fighting corruption even when its members are implicated, directly or otherwise. Continue reading

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Cosatu (and Police) serious about women abuse?

At 16:05 on 29 May I received a message on my phone (thanks to these sophisticated phones nowadays) that an email sent to one of Cosatu’s officials had been deleted without being read. This was one of the many follow up emails sent to the labour federation in three months. Reading this message on my phone, I was deeply disappointed. Continue reading

Why are we criminalising and ill-treating street hawkers, maar?

On 17 November last year I saw the streets of Rustenburg being cleaned off street hawkers, many of whom are – according to my observation over the years – brothers and sisters from the African continent. This, of course, is not to imply that our streets are only flooded by these business-minded people because even many South Africans are street hawkers. Continue reading