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(EN) Culture and politics, among other things, are discussed on this program, often with choice language, listener discretion advised. (Afrikaans) Dirk Scheepers en gaste bepeins die nuus, politiek en kultuur. Basies alles wat jy nie om 'n beskaafde braaivuur kan bespreek nie. Meestal polities inkorrek, sonder sensuur met hier en daar 'n kras woord.
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Gavin Hartford (English)
5 days ago
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Gavin is a fifty nine year old industrial sociologist graduate of UCT. He is an experienced advisor, mediator, facilitator and leadership strategy specialist. He has spent his entire professional life working to transform the SA political, social and economic landscape in favour of the poor and marginalised. He has served in leadership positions in the ANC, government, business and organised labour. The headlines of his career are:
• He spent more than a decade in the labour movement through the eighties and nineties as a National Official of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) where he held the office of National Negotiator and Organiser for the automobile assembly and tyre components industries.
• He was at the same time a political activist in the Eastern Cape throughout the eighties and served as a Regional Executive Committee member of the African National Congress (ANC) for the Eastern Cape Region after its unbanning in 1990.
• He was appointed to the CCMA as a National Senior Commissioner and in this capacity he successfully mediated numerous major industry and company wide industrial labour disputes and emerged as one of SA’s leading conflict resolution specialists.
• He privately specialized as an independent multi-stakeholder negotiator of change processes at firm and industry level and through this work founded a start up business (called The Esop Shop) to assist social partners design and implement employee ownership and broad based empowerment schemes for the poor. Through this work he successfully established some of the largest employee ownership and profit sharing schemes in the country.
Today Gavin is a strategy advisor and enjoys the confidence of major corporate and labour leaders. He is widely celebrated for his insightful analysis of the economic and social drivers that led to the 2012 mining industry strike which formed the backdrop to the Marikana massacre. http://www.miningweekly.com/attachment.php?aa_id=41878
At the heart of this work is a singular strategy to assist SA social partners to design solution and change in ways that grow and share the economic wealth and human creativity of our country in a transparent, democatic, inclusive and sustainable way.