Miners cheated out of parts of pension and other compensation

http://www.bdlive.co.za/business/mining/2013/11/25/middlemen-prey-on-desperate-mine-pensioners

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Deeper and wider irregularities linked to Tongaat mall builder

http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/2013/11/25/double-payment-linked-to-wife-of-tongaat-mall-builder

Exchange with Marius L Fransman (on Faceboook), leader of the ANC in the Western Cape, asking when I would come and campaign there

Marius L Fransman: Prof, when you coming to help with campaign in WC, Continue reading

Greg Nicolson reports on atmosphere in and around traders action against Johannesburg council.

This is Gcina Malindi,SC, one of the trialists in a UDF treason trial of the 1980s, now a leading advocate. the words are that of Greg Nicolson summarising

‘Advocate Gcina Malindi represented the respondents and decided not to respond to the real issues. Instead, in a sleepy speech, he argued the technicalities of urgency. He said the traders had ample time to launch a court action since the effects of Clean Sweep were being felt in October. They were simply trying to waste the court’s time, he argued, and even asked the traders to pay the municipality’s legal costs, a request Judge Monamo responded to by saying the traders have no money. “If the older people can do something wrong then the younger people will follow because they learn from that,” the judge advised.

Malindi said that the traders are out of work is nothing new in South Africa. “There can never be an appropriate time to act,” he counselled. If it’s not at Christmas time, it will be when children are starting school.’

http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2013-11-27-joburgs-informal-traders-vs-he-who-sweeps-clean/#.UpWW8pHN7fO

Judgment reserved in case to reverse eviction of traders from johannesburg city centre

http://mg.co.za/article/2013-11-26-fate-still-unclear-for-city-of-jhb-informal-traders

Joburg city lawyers use cynical arguments to deny urgency of evicted hawkers claims

http://www.citypress.co.za/business/joburg-punishes-hawkers-trusting-city-displaced-traders-argue/

Tara Weinberg, Re-opening restitution, election promises doomed to backfire

http://www.customcontested.co.za/re-opening-restitution-election-promises-doomed-backfire/