April 26, 2017

Professor Andre Duvenhage

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On December 16, South Africa will be celebrating the Day of Reconciliation, a public holiday held annually. It came into effect in 1994 following the end of the repressive apartheid system with the intention of fostering reconciliation and national unity in the country. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni spoke to research director for social transformation at the North-West University Professor Andre Duvenhage on his views about the significance of the day, which this year will be observed amidst a rise in cases of racially motivated attacks and hate speech. Excerpts: The Day of Reconciliation was set aside to, among other things,…

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Monyatso oa Mahlatsi

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The South African government has for the first time, come up with a proposed national minimum wage. The move has been met with mixed reactions with some sections supporting the idea while others have remained sceptical, questioning the practicality of the idea. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni spoke to Cosatu Free State secretary Monyatso oa Mahlatsi on how the organisation viewed the proposal of a minimum pay threshold of R3 500. Makoni asked Mahlatsi how this proposal was expected to be implemented and as well as its likely impact on both the workers and the employers. Excerpts: What is the position…

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Lindiwe Zulu

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The ANC is on a political education programme it says is meant to ensure members are fully conversant with the principles, policies and procedures of the party. This, it says, as a way to strengthen internal cohesion ahead of a key conference next year where new party leaders will be chosen. The Weekly’s Thapelo Molebatsi caught up with ANC national executive committee member Lindiwe Zulu, who was in the Free State last weekend for the education campaign, and sought to find out from her exactly how the exercise will help resolve the many challenges confronting the former liberation movement. Excerpts:…

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