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

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On 30 March about 76 economists and 29 other academics and experts in various fields of study published an Open Letter to President Ramaphosa on the COVID-19 crisis (hereafter ‘Open Letter’). The Open Letter (see here) had been in circulation in social…

Residents in the Vosloorus area, south of Boksburg (Johannesburg), have been reporting cases of police brutality since the COVID-19 national lockdown began on 26 March. The police say…

A taxi driver was arrested today for violating the rules and regulations under which the taxis are supposed to be operating during the COVID-19 lockdown. The taxi that the arrested driver was driving was found with an overloading of 14 passengers,…

On 28 March 2020, Karibu! journalist Mzwandile Maila met with some homeless people to discuss the impact of coronavirus. Many homeless people in the area collect recyclable material that they sell for a living in the Merafong region. In these interviews,…

On the second day of the national COVID-19 lockdown (28 March), there were fewer people moving around Khutsong than the day before. People are complying with the regulations imposed on them to stop the spread of the highly infectious…

“During the lock down, the Mtentu lodge will not pay rent to the Amadiba Coastal Community Development Trust (ACCODA). In return, the tenant will continue to pay full wages to community members working…”

Following a successful meeting held with shop stewards of the General Industrial Workers Union of South Africa (GIWUSA) on Saturday, 21 March 2020, the union has taken the initiative to start engagements between industrial workers…

On Saturday 21 March 2020 the General Industrial Workers Union of South Africa (GIWUSA) took the initial steps to make sense of the dangers and impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 which is now a global pandemic. 30 shop stewards met to discuss the way in which…

Reclaimers (or waste pickers as they are also known) form a critical part of our waste management and should be recognised as they provide…

On 13March 2020, the Gauteng Community Health Care Forum (the Forum) held a scheduled meeting of office bearers to discuss current Forum business. The meeting looked at the impact COVID-19…

On 22 March 2020, Thembisa Regional Hospital hosted a CHWs training session facilitated by the Department of Health (DoH) to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. The training session…

The current outbreak of the Coronavirus or COVID -19, will once again see community healthcare workers (CHWs) place their bodies on the frontline. Despite their historical protection of communities and delivering public…