Load-shedding has ‘returned’ after at almost 3 years. This is barely a month since the Chief Executive Office of Eskom, Phakamani Radebe has assured the public that “there will be not be loadshedding this year”…

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On the 7 May 2018 Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (DEMAWUSA), sent the notice to Metrobus Johannesburg about the bus strike that will start on the 5 June 2018. According to DEMAWUSA the strike was…

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In November 2017 the Department of Labour published the National Minimum Wage Bill (NMW) which proposes that the lowest wage should be R20 each hour for general labourers; R18 for farmworkers and all working in the Forestry sector; R15…

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On the 25th of April Johannesburg residents awoke to an emptier than usual CBD. It was not too long before the city became red with the colour of tee-shirts worn by a sea of protesting workers. Workers under…

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Marielle Franco was born 27 July 1979, she was a Bazilian politician, feminist and human rights activists. The single parent of an 18 years old daughter was studying at Fluminense Federal University,…

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The Gauteng Community Health Care Forum (the Forum) and Khanya College have produced a new book that captures the stories and struggles of Community Health Workers in South Africa…

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The 54th ANC elective conference held on 16 to 20 December 2017 at Nasrec, Johannesburg, shocked many when it resolved to amend the constitution to enable the government to expropriate land without compensation. Supporters of the newly elected ANC President…

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Among the many controversial resolutions of the 54th National Conference of the African National Congress (ANC) held at the end of December 2017 was the decision to nationalise the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). The Reserve Bank is responsible for…

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On 16 May the Minister of State Security David  Mahlobo made claims that South Africa’s recent mobilisations against President Zuma is the result of a foreign plot for regime change. He accused unnamed civil society and community organisations,…

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Several organisations based in the Gauteng area met in Johannesburg a number of times over the last few weeks to reflect on the situation facing the country at the moment, and discussed the need for working class organisations and social…

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