| The weird world of politics Indaba’s the word
How many indabas, makgotlas and consultative forums do you need to plan for the next bosberaad? Quite a few, it seems. This week saw a meeting of the Joburg Indaba, which discussed the country’s mining situation. The Joburg leg follows the Cape Town Mining Indaba earlier this year, and the Mining Lekgotla two months ago.
At the same time, President Jacob Zuma was hosting the Mining Sector National Consultative Forum at his guesthouse in Pretoria. One of the resolutions from the president’s forum was to convene a labour indaba at a later stage. Phew!