Labour Wrap: The danger in mythologising the past

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THERE is a great danger in clinging to myths about the past, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap. Unless we understand as clearly as possible where we come from and how we got here, he maintains we have little chance of dealing adequately with the present and virtually no chance of planning accurately for the future.

He gives as an example the reaction of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) to the final report of the ministerial task team that investigated widespread allegations regarding the sale of senior teaching posts by some union officials and officials in departments of education.

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