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Homelessness In The New South Africa

The lot of street people, street children, collectively “the homeless” is a terrible and hard-to-face indictment of the caring, compassionate and human rights oriented ethos of the new dispensation in South Africa. Those living in doorways, under bridges, on pavements and in abandoned buildings have a hard life. The indignity of it all cries out […]

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Poo Politicking Goes Around The Bend

Wednesday 5 February 2014 is a day that will live in infamy in the annals of the history of Cape Town. Two events, and the very average conduct of some present at both of them will ensure that. A turning point in the promotion of participative democracy was reached and the slope ahead looks somewhat […]

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Doing business in a constitutional democracy

It is a pleasure and a privilege to be invited to participate actively in this timely jobs summit. It is also an honour to have so diverse and august an audience. While observing all protocol, allow me to establish the composition of my audience here today: How many of you are South African citizens? How […]

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The Truth About Employment Equity

To measure progress and the returns on the national investment in employment equity over the past twelve years by the ‘one size fits all’ measurement of demographic representation is a gross oversimplification and a reckless disregard for the complex nature of organisational development. No matter what is said in general debate about workplace and employment […]

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Employment Equity Constitutionally Revisited

It is extremely rare to find a senior cabinet minister excoriating his own government’s chief spokesman in public. When the spokesman in question is also simultaneously president of a business management pressure group, probably due to the inability of his superiors in government to grasp that there is a direct and intractable conflict of interests […]

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