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

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Since the lockdown began, African Reclaimers Organisation (ARO) has been teaching reclaimers about COVID-19 and also giving out food parcels to them and other community members who are in need. ARO has two teams that are…

Sarah Mohale is a 59-year-old woman reclaimer of recyclable materials. She stays in Block XX in Soshanguve (in Tshwane, Gauteng). Sarah has been doing this job since 1998, and has 22 years of experience working as a…

Community Healthcare Workers (CHWs) are in a dangerous situation of being at risk of being infected by this Coronavirus. Many have been told by their Co-ordinators to work without having the proper equipment that they should be using…

Download PDF In a recent address President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that 10 000 Community Healthcare Workers (CHWs) will be deployed across the country to “conduct door-to-door screening…

Download PDF After a nurse tested positive for COVID-19, Duduza clinic on the East Rand in Gauteng was closed on 3 April. In KwaZulu Natal (KZN), following the death of three patients due to COVID-19, the Trauma Unit at Netcare St. Augustine’s…

For weeks now, the world stands still, trying to control a pandemic that, without any doubt, is the greatest challenge we have faced together as a society and as international community. Our priority is confronting it, as is the priority of the people of the United…

It is business as usual for the zama zama miners at an illegal mine, near Carletonville. The zama zamas are operating in disused mine shafts in mines where they wash gravel by hand to find precious…

More than 50% of people who do not have houses in Merafong city live in informal settlements. This is viewed as a step towards getting a house. There are a few professional people such as…

I do not expect house niggaz to understand me. These past couple of days have shown me that apartheid was successful. In the 90’s the white government created a minority segment of blacks to give some economy crumbs to. It was to silence them and maintain the status quo. I know this because when I…

Governments all over the world have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by pumping additional state funds into both the public and private sectors and in many cases even into the pockets of…

I feel like because you were never held accountable to Marikana so you didn’t learn the lesson and now you’re about to repeat the mistake on a larger scale. The fact that you broke up the company and sold it off essentially means that you ran away. The families of Marikana can ONLY …

Lerato Molete is a 15-year-old grade 9 learner from Badirile High School, in Ward 10 Khutsong (Gauteng). Her mother died when she was only a day old. Now she lives with her grandmother who looks after her. “The lockdown in…