The death of Mozambican opposition leader Alfonso Dhlakama could affect the progress made to end hostilities in the country.
A 'no deal is a good deal' strategy needs to be carefully executed.
Building negotiating power is crucial for anyone looking to ask for a pay rise. But for those who can't, perhaps it's the employers' responsibility to ensure fair compensation.
When it comes to difficult negotiations, weakness is strength and strength weakness.
South Africa’s social compact is at breaking point and the country may need a dialogue similar to its 1994 political transition talks to get out of the crisis.