Tag Archives: Cosatu

Hamba Kahle PC

  by Ebrahim Harvey Obituary: Phiroshaw Camay (1947 – 2016)  Phiroshaw Camay, who very sadly passed away last week, was probably my closest friend and comrade for over three decades. “PC”, as he was affectionately known, was a veteran and stalwart of the labour movement and civil society in South Africa. His passing has created a [...]

Brenda Fassie: The Gender Context

  I’m Not Your Weekend Special: Portraits on the Life+Style & Politics of Brenda Fassie Edited by Bongani Madondo (Picador Africa)   Botswana: 1983. Arriving from the UK, jet-lagged, all I want to do when I hit my dusty faculty flat is sleep. It’s not to be. Across the road, masked by bougainvillea, the University of Botswana campus [...]

‘A Party of Crooks and Thieves’

  In the build-up to the 2011 elections in Russia, the opposition rallied around a powerful slogan coined by public corruption fighter and opposition politician Alexei Navalny. The phrase rebranded United Russia, the political party of President Vladimir Putin, from “the party of real deeds” to “the party of crooks and thieves”. As Ben Judah points out [...]