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Violence against women and children has reached pandemic proportions in South Africa, and black working class women bear the brunt of it in communities and townships. A few days before the…

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We lived an entirely atypical electoral process. Since the end of the military period, we have not had the political imprisonment of a leader, such as Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was unjustly convicted…

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In 1909, the Socialist Party in New York City, at the initiative of Theresa Malkiel, organised the first Women’s Day to protest women’s wage discrimination, women’s inability to vote…

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A R20 saving on VAT by zero-rating cake flour and sanitary pads is not enough to protect millions of South African households from a deepening food affordability crisis. We are extremely…

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The Gauteng Community Health Care Forum is an organisation that brings together Community Health Workers(CHWs) from clinics around Gauteng. CHWs are the first line of defence against HIV/AIDS…

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For the past several years we have been locked into an economic framework that focuses on creating jobs through expenditures prioritising the supply-side of our economy and securing greater levels…

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We are a forum of women pensioners who live in Pietermaritzburg. This submission outlines 2 interventions which we hope will be seriously considered by National Treasury and…

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The rich continue to get richer and the poor continue to get poorer. Youth unemployment in general is on the rise and graduate unemployment, drugs and alcohol abuse by young people has been normalised…

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One is seated and giving some reflection on the struggles we continue to face as a generation. The rich continue to get richer and the poor continue to get poorer. Youth unemployment in general is…

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The workers are ‘fed up with abusive labour practices’ and accuses the Dutch company of hiring labour brokers to impose ‘slavery conditions’. The dispute has included a major battle around the right to strike as labour broker Imperial obtained an…

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