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Who does the UIF’s ‘Covid-19 Temporary Relief Scheme’ really benefit

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May Day as International Workers’ Day was born in the crucible of the heroic and militant struggles against exploitation and domination. With its origins in the struggle for a shorter working day, today May Day is celebrated by workers as a public holiday to pay homage to this heritage of struggle. It is also a day on which workers take stock of their…

Everyyear since 1889, workers across the globe have gathered in theirnumbers to celebrate Labour Day, the contribution of the workers insociety. This year has been unique and very different to most yearssince International Workers Day was first celebrated. In December2019, a new virus was first noticed in China’s Hubei province, andespecially around the city of Wuhan. Since then,…

There are several people wearing reflective yellow jackets in the CBD of Johannesburg doing informal work. Karibu!spoke to Sipho Khoza from Ekurhuleni who guards cars for clients near Ghandi Square in the city centre. Khoza, 32, says he is in distress because of the…

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used everyday by healthcare personnel and community healthcare workers (CHWs) to protect themselves when providing care. “PPE helps protect us from potentially infectious patients and other potentially dangerous substances used in health delivery,” said Sarah Mogotsi, …

Since the national lockdown began, many people face severe hunger as they struggle to make ends meet. So even though the food supply chain has not been affected according to Mrs. Thoko Didiza (Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development), many in our community are struggling to put food on the table…

Read about plagues, endemics, epidemics, pandemicsAnimal reservoirs, hosts and intermediatesblack rats, fleas, pigs, bats, cows, pangolins, camels, chickens, birds, civetsAnd the Connection?Commodity productionprofit-seekingwet markets, wild-life farming, monoculturemega-industrial farmingland grab….

In Carletonville on 1 April 2020, payment of child support social grants contravened many of the crowd prohibitions as stated by the President of South Africa and the Lockdown Regulations. SASSA announced on 26 March 2020, that it would pay social…

Monica Mahlangu of Khutsong, Ext 1, is a worried mother of two – a girl (15) and a boy (25) – because she feels parents cannot know whether their children are at risk of being badly affected by COVID-19. Speaking on this, Mahlangu told Karibu! that she does not “want to make assumptions about children…

Who am I?
What am I?
Where do I come from?
What do I want?

My name is Coronavirus
Some of you call me COVID-19…

The South African state imposed a brutal lockdown without putting in place any effective social security and food protection for the masses. Obviously in this context the masses were going to starve and resist this starvation, and have resisted. Using the genuine frustration…

On Saturday, 18 April 2020, I bought surgical face masks, costing R19.95 each, from Dis-Chem in Park Meadows. Then five days later on 23rd April I bought the same surgical face masks at Dis-Chem, but this time from the Eastgate…