Wildcat strikes

Three Limpopo chrome mines have been affected by wildcat strikes,  around 1,500 miners affiliated to Amcu on Tuesday downed tools after an employee claimed he was assaulted by a supervisor. Xstrata spokesperson Christopher Tsatsawane said, “Since the allegation has been made, proper procedures have been followed. Unfortunately, before the grievance procedure could be concluded, employees decided to embark on an illegal strike.” This comes just hours after President Jacob Zuma called for stability in the sector. The mining industry has been rocked by illegal strikes in recent months. Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan have called for stability in the sector to prevent job losses.

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Op die punt om te ontplof…

“Nineteen years later in a democracy we are becoming [the] protest headquarters of the world; we call that a ticking bomb about to explode,” het Vavi vandag gesê. Hy sê die meerderheid mense, veral in die woongebiede, “cannot take it anymore, where I come from in the Eastern Cape, unemployment is almost 80%.” “It is a crisis. At least four out of 10 people are unemployed.” Hy het ook gesê dat Cosatu hom beywer vir dié beleid wat in die ‘Freedom Charter’ neergelê is. “The Freedom Charter states that people shall share in the mineral wealth that is beneath the soil, and that the monopoly industry would be transferred to the people,” was sy woorde.

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Mandela’s Qunu home a no-fly zone

“The airspace above the retirement home of Former President Nelson Mandela, in Qunu has been restricted as a no-fly zone. Last week the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Air Force unit told that the airspace, which is a national key point (since it is the home of a former state president) was restricted to prevent the media from flying over the house to take pictures.

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Game changer?

The Russian S-300 is meant to keep Israeli jets out of the skies over Syria. If Israel does not develop effective counter-measures to defeat or jam the system-Israel will have no other choice but to attack Russian convoys on arrival to Syria. An advanced anti-aircraft system destined for Syria has not left Russia yet, but Israel will know how to act if it does, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday. Yaalon’s remarks appeared to contradict Israel’s air force chief, who said last week the shipment of S-300 missiles was “on its way” to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is battling a popular uprising that has turned into a civil war. Continue reading

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Witkruis-Monument

...Selfs net een moord op `n volksgenoot is te veel, nou gebeur dit daagliks! Mense raak woedend en wil reg in eie hande begin neem! Sekere organisasies het al nood vergaderings gehou om by `n oplossing vir hierdie onaanvaarbare situasie uit te kom! Hierdie jaar (1 Junie 2013) vind daar weer `n Kruisplant dag (`n Dag wat in die toekomstige, Regverdige Suid-Afrika `n openbare dag van rou behoort te wees!) by die Monument (Volg die alternatiewe roete vanaf Pietersburg na of vanaf Potgietersrus, tot by die Geyser afdraai. Dan volg u die grondpad vir so 1km, die eerste afdraai links op die pad, is by `n huis, dit is die pad wat na die kruise toe gaan. Lita sê hulle sal sorg dat daar aanwysings aangebring word die Vrydag. Bakkies en 4×4 voertuie kan tot bo by die kruise ry, `n gewone sedan gaan met moeite die pad ry.) plaas! Continue reading

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Vakbonde rig groot skade aan

Annabel Bishop, ekonoom van Investec, sê die swak groeisyfers laat dit lyk of haar heel slegste verwagtinge vir die Suid-Afrikaanse ekonomie nou begin waar word.  Annabel sê daar is nou `n 40%- kans dat uitgerekte stakings ekonomiese groei gaan knou, die land se kredietgradering weer verlaag gaan word en die rand tot R10,30 kan verswak. `n Swakker rand sal inflasie verder opjaag en die pryse van petrol en ander ingevoerde produkte die hoogte laat in skiet, dié ketting reaksie sal eindig by astronomiese werkloosheid – `n resep vir revolusie. Dr. Roelof Botha, ekonomiese adviseur van PwC sê, vakbonde soos Cosatu en arbeidsonrus rig ongelooflike skade aan die ekonomie aan.  Dit is tog ooglopend dat vakbonde met `n kommunistiese strategie besig is? Deur ongeag die rampspoedige ekonomiese vooruitsigte vir SA, steeds voortgaan om ‘industrieele sabotasie’ toe te pas deur hul volgehoue stakings, en sodoende die land ekonomies op sy knieë sal dwing. Waarna `n revolusie sal volg om ten einde laas hul kommunistiese (Freedom Charter) stelsel te vestig… Hoe gereed is u..?

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Xenofobiese geweld vlam op

Orange Farm, die Vaal Driehoek, Sebokeng en Pretoria gaan gebuk onder xenofobiese geweld. Orange Farm, suid van Johannesburg, en die naburige Sebokeng-plakkerskampe, is uiters gespanne nadat xenofobiese aanvalle op buitelandse winkeleienaars weer opgevlam het. Instansies soos Wasp, Black Sash (het Hellen Zille nie aan lg. behoort nie? – lees tussen die lyne) en ander word deur buitelandse geld en vanaf oorsee bedryf en hits swartes hier aan teen ‘kapitaliste’. U moet onthou, ons het u al in die verlede op dié Buitelandse invloed gewys – min wou dit glo! Sekere lande in die Weste (wat ek nie nou weer gaan noem nie) wil die greep op SA wat hulle stelselmatig teenoor die Oosblok verloor het en steeds doen, terugwen? Hoe doen hulle dit (?), die enigste is deur anargie te skep soos in die Midde – Ooste,  dan tussentydse regerings in te stel en bestaande regerings van sulke lande as ongeldig te verklaar? Sou hierdie xenofobiese geweld verder uitbrei, voorspel dit vinnige agteruitgang wat sal lei tot revolusie! Waar staan u geposisioneer sou so `n toestand uitbreek – skakel in by Suidlanders en berei voor…!

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