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A R20 saving on VAT by zero-rating cake flour and sanitary pads is not enough to protect millions of South African households from a deepening food affordability crisis. We are extremely…

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The Gauteng Community Health Care Forum is an organisation that brings together Community Health Workers(CHWs) from clinics around Gauteng. CHWs are the first line of defence against HIV/AIDS…

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For the past several years we have been locked into an economic framework that focuses on creating jobs through expenditures prioritising the supply-side of our economy and securing greater levels…

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We are a forum of women pensioners who live in Pietermaritzburg. This submission outlines 2 interventions which we hope will be seriously considered by National Treasury and…

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The rich continue to get richer and the poor continue to get poorer. Youth unemployment in general is on the rise and graduate unemployment, drugs and alcohol abuse by young people has been…

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One is seated and giving some reflection on the struggles we continue to face as a generation. The rich continue to get richer and the poor continue to get poorer. Youth unemployment in general is…

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The workers are ‘fed up with abusive labour practices’ and accuses the Dutch company of hiring labour brokers to impose ‘slavery conditions’. The dispute has included a major battle around the right…

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The outcome of the Jobs Summit on 4-5 October 2018 confirms all the worst fears of the South African Federation of Trade Unions, and vindicates its decision to decline the invitation to attend as…

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Award by Commissioner in CHWs vs Gauteng Department of Health: The Department of Health failed to demonstrate any other justifiable reason…

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On 10 September more than 200 Community Healthcare Workers (CHWs) packed the second floor of the House of Movements in Johannesburg to listen to a battle over their future status…

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