With each passing day, the impact of the platinum strike increases its toll on workers and shareholders alike. The earlier announcement of the involvement of the new Minister of Energy appears to have dissipated to nothing. At the heart of the apparent failure of constructive social dialogue about the resolution of grievances
We joined William Gumede, Executive Chairperson of Democracy Works, in conversation with esteemed guests Zwelinzima Vavi, Moeletsi Mbeki, Sisonke Msimang and Ronnie Kasrils.
Professor Roger Southall’s lecture on “The black middle class and democracy in South Africa” took place within the framework of SWOP’s “Breakfast Seminar” series at the University of the Witwatersrand. He discussed the political role that the new black middle class is playing in South Africa, and went in depth into their policy position within the African National Congress (ANC).
South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS) Panel Discussion:
‘Taking Stock of South Africa’s 2014 General Elections’ (Johannesburg)
A panel of experts engaged in a discussion on the the quality of South Africa’s democracy in an assessment of the country’s recent elections.
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This work is anything but “decent”.
And this won’t simply change.
The motto of the 3rd World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) in Berlin was well chosen: “Building Workers’ Power”. Because all signs seem to indicate that trade unions will play a stronger global role again in future.
20 June 2014, Johannesburg
We visited the studios of Radio Today! The guest speaker, Sipho Singwisa, is a Community Activist and Political Analyst from Media for Justice, spoke on a special edition broadcast on a ‘Post-Mortem of South Africa’s 5th national elections’ on 7 May 2014.
The Institute for Global Dialogue, in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa office, hosted a roundtable discussion on the ‘The Bali Outcome: Whither World Trade Negotiations?’ in Pretoria. Discussants included Xavier Carim (Deputy Director General of International Trade and Economic Development), Liepollo Pheko (Executive Director, The Trade Collective), Memory Dube (Senior Researcher, South African Institute of International Affairs) and Dr Siphamandla Zondi (Director of the Institute for Global Dialogue).
Join us for the next Democracy Works briefing at the Women’s Gaol Atrium, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg on 4 December 2014.