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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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The Constitutional Court has ordered Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to continue paying social grants on behalf of the SA Social Security Agency for another year – at the same price. In a judgment handed down on 17 March 2017, the…

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On 10 February 2017, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) marched to ABSA Bank’s headquarters in Johannesburg to handover a memorandum to demand ABSA ‘pay back the…

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The Children’s Act 38 of 2005 is the primary source of all children’s rights in the Republic of South Africa. Recent Court judgments have influenced and required of the Legislature to amend specific provisions in the Act that are lacking…

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On 1 March 2017, the Constitutional Court in Braamfontein, Johannesburg heard an urgent application for leave to appeal against an order of the Supreme Court of Appeal. This application arose from an arrest related to the Fees Must Fall movement….

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On Saturday, a coalition of local and immigrant communities and organisations marched to Parliament to deliver a memorandum calling on government to stop inciting xenophobia…

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