While the figure of R20 an hour falls short of Cosatu’s proposed figure, it offers workers a decent starting salary base, writes Bheki Ntshalintshali.
The national minimum wage cruelly mocks the millions who might have had jobs were they not priced out of the labour market, says Jasson Urbach.
The increased army numbers at #SONA2017 were aimed at showing political foes and civil society formations who was in charge, writes Mike Siluma.
Christopher Malikane says the ANC does not currently possess the political organisation and unity needed to effect radical economic transformation.
In commemoration of 27 years of his release the Nelson Mandela Foundation will be emphasising the call for dialogue towards peace, writes Sello Hatang
Oliver Tambo, in whose honour the SONA was delivered, would have recoiled from its shamefulness, writes Archbishop-Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane.
In what is effectively a coup, the US president is transferring power into the hands of a select few, writes Shannon Ebrahim.
Jan Smut has one struck by its tone and West Mister does ring a bell, writes Denis Beckett.