Book Review: By Richard de Villiers.
Is the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) a model for other social movements? Are its methods effective? Has it developed ways of winning gains which could be adopted by other demanding social equity? And does TAC offer an approach, which enables the poor to
Both the NP and the liberation movement are now committed to the idea of a bill of fundamental rights enforced by court. By they have very different motives. Firoz Cachalia discusses the issues.
Interviews: By Ike van der Watt.
Peter Waterman outlines a new labour internationalism. He argues that COSATU should both affiliate to the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) as well as build a network of international alliances.
The second conference of trade union centres in the Indian Ocean region raised some very important questions for labour internationalism in the 1990s - and even into the 21st century. Karl von Holdt was there.
The British trade union movement suffered some major defeats in the 1980s, which led to a decline in militancy and membership. Alan Thornett examines whether there is a resurgence of trade unionism and attempts to form a viable alternative to 'new Labour'
Book Review: By Linda Ensor
Sakhela Buhlungu's second article in our series on upward mobility among unionists is based on an interview with Ruth Mhlongo, ex-NUMSA shopsteward now local municipal councillor in Johannesburg.
Stephen Rix examines business and labour's blueprint for the South African economy. While he dismisses business options out-of-hand, he also finds labour's solutions wanting.
Briefings: By Kate Showers.
By Duncan Clarke
By Roger Gordon
Migrancy and mining in the
North West province
Reviewed by Langa Zita
Women who live and work on farms face particular forms of discrimination and exploitation. Lali Naidoo outlines recent efforts to organise women farmworkers.
Julia de Bruyn, Imraan Patel and Nobom Tshiki, outline the issues, which should be considered when discussing productivity in the public service. They point out that the special features of the public service make the equation more difficult there than elsewhere.
By Eddie Webster.