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On 15 May 2017, the Constitutional Court heard arguments for and against the motion of a secret ballot vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. The case was brought to the Constitutional Court by the United Democratic Movement (UDM),…

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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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Wilson Jona and Kudakwashe Watura, are both Zimbabwean citizens who lost their jobs as labourers at a construction company in Paarl, Cape Town, after they had asked for their overtime money. “The guys had no permits so I sent them…

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An HIV-positive woman living in Cape Town claims that she was turned away at the hospital because she is a refugee. “I have no solution to the type of life I am leading. The bread winner in my family is…

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The complexity of the meaning and implications of strikes often come to the fore when offensive strikes force the attention of the state, capitalists and civil society. They lead to a varied level of interpretation of not only how events…

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Nearly 700 000 workers from 24 trade unions have joined to form a new trade union federation. The new federation, named the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), held its inaugural congress in Boksburg on 21- 23 April. …

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On the 7th of April 2017, tens of thousands of South Africans across the country gathered in different cities and townships in support of “Shut down SA” a national day of action planned for the following week. About 40 000…

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On Sunday, 18 March 2017, a woman traveling with her 10-year-old son in Soweto got into a Quantum minibus on Ontdekkers road, Johannesburg, thinking it was a taxi. When inside the taxi, three men held her and her son at…

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On 28 March 2017, African Diaspora Forum (ADF) organised and led a peaceful march from Pieter Roos Park to the Library Gardens in Johannesburg CBD. The march was held against the recent xenophobia attacks that have been happening in South Africa, and was attended by…

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Over the past two weeks South Africa has been gripped by fear of “Junk Status”. On Friday, 31 March President Zuma dismissed Pravin Gordhan as Minister of Finance, and appointed Malusi Gigaba in his place. On Monday, 3 April Standard…

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