Comments on Current Happenings …
Throw your pangas, knives and guns into the sea … the clarion call made by our No.1 citizen shortly after the country achieved political freedom and democracy in 1994.
At the same time all such traditional weapons were outlawed from public display and declared illegal. Eighteen years later we see its reappearance at Marikana. Read more …

Lonmin sets the Benchmark in Industrial Relations
“Wage rises bad for the economy and the Labour Unions!!!” screamed the headlines in the Business Press following Lonmin’s wage settlement with its workers. Read more …

Mines Fury Spills Over
Trucks Burnt, goods destroyed, people seriously injured, shops looted and burnt; supermarket shelves empty and petrol stations run dry and so goes on the headlines for the past week or so. The question begs – What has happened to our Law Enforcement Agencies and our Government to withstand and allow such thuggery and vandalism? Has the Marikana furore left them paralysed with fear to allow such anarchy? Read more …

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