On the 1st of May every year workers around the world commemorate May Day which is also called Labour Day. The history of the day is one that details very well the antagonism of class struggle as well as the cruelty of the bourgeoisie. In 1886 on the 4th of May Haymarket Square in Chicago…

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Every festive season South Africa counts hundreds of people who die on the road and many campaigns are announced to reduce the deaths on South Africa’s road. Special centres are set up and newspaper headlines are full of details of…

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Whether biotechnology can help end hunger has been at the centre of debate for many years. Poverty and hunger have continued to grow in many parts of the world, and the use of technology to speed up the growth of…

At the beginning of the ANC’s 54th Conference in December 2017, President Zuma announced that higher education would be free from 2018 for students from working class and poor households. The announcement partly responds to the demands…

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In November 2017, the era of Zimbabwean long time leader, Robert Mugabe came to a dramatic end. After Emmerson Mnangagwa was purged by the then president of Zimbabwe in what was a succession struggle between the aforementiond and Grace Mugabe…

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A number of social movements and trade unions met in Germiston at the Casual Workers Advice Office to discuss a campaign opposing the latest amendments to the Labour Relations Act (LRA). The proposed amendments will effectively make it difficult for…

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Though not the end of this struggle, a victory was won at Arbitration hearings that took place on 18 and 19 September 2017 at the House of Movements, Johannesburg. According to the press statement issued by Gauteng Community Health Care…

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In 2009, South African President Jacob Zuma speaking at his first State of the Nation Address, promised the country that his adminstration would create half a million jobs. But the President’s second term in office is almost over and this…

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Although South Africa is known as the world capital of protest, in recent weeks protests in the townships of southern Johannesburg suggest that ordinary people have had enough of unfulfilled promises by the…

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On 15 May 2017 during lunchtime in the Johannesburg CBD, a picket took place that was aimed both as a build up to a rally scheduled for later that evening, and as a way to raise public awareness regarding the…

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