Human rights attorney Richard Spoor was arrested and charged with ‘incitement’ after an altercation with the Mining Minister during the his weekend tour to KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape to address community tensions over several coal and dune mining ventures. businesslive.co.za/
“Mr Mantashe. If you want to speak to us about mining, you must come without ANC bringing bus-loads of people from outside and without one hundred police with dogs.” facebook.com/amadibacrisiscommittee/
The excessive use of force by the South African Police Service during a peaceful anti-mining protest in Xolobeni, Eastern Cape, yesterday is intolerable and must be investigated immediately – .
The Court today ordered that Minister Bathabile Dlamini should pay a portion of the costs of the litigation resulting from last year’s social grants crisis. The Court also called on the NPA to consider whether Minister Dlamini lied under oath and should be prosecuted for perjury. blacksash.org.za/
The undisputed facts of this case should be of grave concern to all South Africans. Between 2007 and 2013, the Financial Services Board (since replaced by the FSCA), the regulator of the financial services sector, cancelled the registrations of approximately 4,600 “orphan” pension funds that had ceased to have functioning boards of trustees. businesslive.co.za/
The Right2Know Campaign in solidarity with the people of Southern Cameroons (represented by the Sam Soya Center for Democracy & Human Rights will picket at the Pan African Parliament in Midrand to mark International Right to Know Day. .r2k.org.za/
StatsSA revealed that employment fell by 69,000 to 9,748,000 in the second quarter of 2018. There was also a decrease of R5 billion in gross earnings from the previous quarter. This means that around half a million people have been plunged into poverty, as 69,000 family bread-winners join the 9.6m unemployed South Africans. Even more adults will be unemployed than will be employed. saftu.org.za/
The news channel Afro Worldview – previously known as ANN7 – shut down in mid-August after its contract was terminated by pay TV operator MultiChoice. The Labour Court said that owners of the channel must reinstate people that were fired with immediate effect. fin24.com/
Workers On Wednesday 26 September with guests, Zwelinzima Vavi and Dick Forslund, an economist with the Alternative Information and Development Centre.
Colonialism did not end when European administrators and settlers relinquished political control over their assets and granted them independence. Value continues to be extracted from the developing world, particularly the African continent, in the form of profits that are not declared and value that is hidden and smuggled out to a metropole in the global North. wwmp.org.za/
This journal article by Christopher Malikane shows that the economy experienced a crisis of absolute over-production of capital in the mid-1980s. This crisis was not only characterised by stagnation in the mass of profits, it was also characterised by a halt in capital accumulation. mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/