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Opinion pieces

Opinion pieces: What's Behind The Steel Levies?

18 MAY 2017 OPINION PIECE: WHAT's BEHIND THE STEEL LEVIES? Is this a case of steel capture? According to Minister Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Indus...
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Opinion pieces: The demise of centralised bargaining

03 MAY 2017 OPINION PIECE: THIS IS WHAT WILL CAUSE THE DEMISE OF CENTRALISED BARGAINING   On Workers’ Day, 1 May 2017, the trade union NUMSA orches...
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Opinion pieces: Whites: Take Up The Challenge

'Whites' – a human phenomenon with a unique connotation in South Africa – is not a homogeneous entity; they are a very diverse group. Among them are ...
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Opinion pieces: Steel Industry: AMSA - Yet Another Price Increase

STEEL INDUSTRY: AMSA – YET ANOTHER PRICE INCREASE AMSA has once again increased steel prices by about 10 percent, claiming to follow the so-called ‘basket&...
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Opinion pieces: Open Letter To Julius Malema

Mr Julius Malema Commander in Chief Economic Freedom Fighters Dear Mr Malema SO WHO's REALLY CONFUSED? It's been some time that I have been conte...
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Opinion pieces: Open Letter Of Support To Mr Pravin Gordhan

OPEN LETTER OF SUPPORT TO MR PRAVIN GORDHAN (For the Afrikaans version of this open letter, please click here) Mr Pravin Gordhan Minister of Finance ...
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MEIBC: Open letter: The Steel Industry Downstream Has Had Enough

STEEL INDUSTRY THE STEEL INDUSTRY DOWNSTREAM HAS HAD ENOUGH Open letter by Gerhard Papenfus to the Minister of Trade and Industry   In this open le...
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Opinion pieces: MITTAL vs the Downstream: Steel Industry War

MITTAL vs the DOWNSTREAM: STEEL INDUSTRY WAR 29 AUGUST 2016 The downstream Steel Industry, under siege for decades, is facing its next huge crisis. For many ...
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MEIBC: Open Letter To The General Secretary Of The MEIBC

THE MISLEADING OF AN INDUSTRY Open letter to the General Secretary of the MEIBC Dear Mr Mthiyane NEASA has on innumerable occasions impressed upon you the ...
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MEIBC: Open Letter To Minister Rob Davies

STEEL INDUSTRY… …in crisis SOUTH AFRICA HAS TO FIND A MORE BALANCED SOLUTION Open Letter to Minister Rob Davies Dear Minister Davies T...
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