Fourie argues that “against the background of the present situation in the taxi industry, it is no doubt in the interest of all parties concerned (government, operators, drivers, commuters and the general public) that the formalisation of the industry be viewed afresh.” (38) The taxi industry has demonstrated remarkable progress from a marginalised township activity to the dominant player in the South African public transport sector. (39) As such, any process of formalisation should take this into account. Such process of formalisation should not only emphasise technical/mechanical matters – such as scrapping of old taxis – but also the labour issues and subsidising the industry. Central to the labour issues would mainly be the concern with how work is organised within the industry. It would also emphasise how the Department of Labour is prepared to enforce Sectoral Determination in the industry. In addition, given that this is the largest industry of the public transport sector – how is the Department of Transport financing this industry? And, how is the government going to facilitate workshops to make sure that the various stakeholders within the industry attend these workshops? These are some of the questions that should open critical thinking and engagement/dialogue from people involved in the formalisation of the industry. (40)
I have five children of which four of them were lotus style, keeping the placenta attached. I met with much resistance from friends and family but was supported by my Husband and midwife. I had all home births and found my births a sublime spiritual experience. I also had a no talking policy hushed tones whispers and low level light. I did give a public talk on the style of birthing I chose that was set up by a university graduate, she also included my evidence into her thesis she was writing. I decided not to cut the cord as with my first birth even though I had left the cord attached to the placenta for a long while at cutting the cord I found it violent and it was the sound of discomfort from my new baby girl. With the other children when the cord fell off on its own volition their was a murmur from the baby as if to say "I am here" it was the first time that they were aware of me as well like they really saw me beyond the touch and feel of skin, breast and warmth. Akin to being fully delivered into themselves. It is an easy procedure everyday wash, salt and Tea tree drops before re-wrapping I made a red velvet bag with an embroided tree. The cord turns to what looks like a leather shoelace in 2 days the cord usually fell on day 6 or 7.
7. Castor oil - Statistically speaking it only works on 57% of women and causes lovely things like diarrhoea and sometimes, vomiting. The theory is that the cramps in the bowel set off contractions. Opinion is still out on whether castor oil causes babies to pass meconium in the womb but a) most women using castor oil are overdue and b) babies that are overdue are more likely to pass meconium, so you do the maths! WARNING : Please read the linked article before attempting and make sure you're fully informed on the safe methods to induce with castor oil.