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Against the neoliberal education system: Indefinite strike of education workers in Chile

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“The Molelekis are a young couple from Mokhesi, Sterkspruit. They started organically farming vegetables during the height of Covid-19, in June 2020, after they left their 9 to 5 jobs. The Molelekis began planting vegetables using new innovative farming methods…”

South African youth are forced to beg for employment, some are lucky to get employed but it is not enough. Individuals must devise means to find other sources of income, simply put to have a ‘side hustle’.
Ayanda “Magolide” Madywabe…

The African Reclaimers Organisation (ARO) embarked on a cleaning campaign together with the city of Cape Town solid waste management team.

The Makhanda High Court ruled that in giving exploration right to Shell and Impact Africa, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) did not follow the procedure correctly and ignored the need for proper consultation.

On Wednesday, 24 August 2022, trade union federations Saftu (South African Federation of Trade Unions) and Cosatu (Congress of South African Trade Unions) partook in a national shutdown as more than 600 people marched from Burgers Park to the Union Buildings in the City of Tshwane.

On 05 August 2022, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) hosted the second Working Class Summit to discuss issues like the rising cost of living, the rising electricity blackouts, to elevate the fight against the austerity programs and against the privatisation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

Below is a list of the miners who were killed by the police at Marikana on 13 and 16 August 2012, compiled by the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) based on presentations made at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry in August 2014.

In Mpumalanga under the Thembisile Hani local municipality, Community Healthcare Workers (CHWs) have been asked to fill in and sign forms to verify themselves in the system and their work.

The so-called Zama Zamas work under dangerous conditions but the growth in illegal mining could be attributed to the combination of poverty, unemployment and a difficult socio-economic climate.

Right in the middle of the COVID pandemic when the workers and poor of South Africa were sliding deeper into poverty and joblessness, the government announced a R600 million/3-year cut in the budget to the CCMA as part of its economic austerity drive.

A group of 12 un-contracted CHWs, organised through the Gauteng Community Health Care Forum (the Forum)

Sekhukhune Combined Mining Affected Communities (SCMAC) in collaboration with the Twickenham host communities invite all the media houses, civil society organisations, trade unions and working class formations to a protest scheduled to take place at the Anglo American Platinum`s Twickenham mine in Burgersfort, Sekhukhune district in Limpopo province on Friday 13th May 2022 at 9:00.