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“After six months of savage and relentless attacks by Israel against Palestinian civilians resulting in more than 100,000 Palestinians murdered, maimed, or buried under the rubble – 75% of whom are children, the elderly and women – the United Nations Security Council…”

“Sunday 17 March 17, marks the second anniversary of the historic ICASA spectrum auction when the government gave R14.4 billion worth of our national airwaves to the cell phone companies. President Ramaphosa told Parliament this “will bring us closer to …”

“The working class does not need to know the food poverty line, the lower-bound poverty line, or the upper-bound poverty line to know that it is starving. The 1 March increase in the national minimum wage from R25.42 to…”

Download PDF Release date: 6 March 2024 The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) mourns the passing of Professor Edward Webster. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, his many students, and colleagues. We celebrate his life which has resourcefully contributed to the working-class struggle in many ways and left an indelible mark …

“Members of the General Industries Workers Union of South Africa (GIWUSA) working at RCL foods in in Tzaneen, Loius Trichard and Thohoyandou, yesterday embarked on an indefinite strike due to failed wage increment negotiations. The workers responded to the call…”

“On the occasion of the African Union (AU) 44th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council, held on 14-15 February, and the subsequent 37th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly on 17-18 February 2024—wherein a report on the situation in Palestine was considered”

“The SWF won a victory against snack manufacturing giant Simba in the
Johannesburg Labour Court on 21 November, with Simba forced to withdraw
its bid for a permanent interdict against deemed permanent workers
together with permanent workers who went on…”

“The General Industries Workers Union of SA (GIWUSA) believes that the Cabinet decision to withdraw South Africa’s ambassador to Israel is wholly inadequate given the daily massacres of Palestinians that Israel is continuing to commit. The South African government seems…”

“Associate Professor of Literature, Haidar Eid, is trapped with his wife and two young daughters in a small room in Gaza. Their flat was bombed on 10 October and they are unable to leave the room they are in now…”

:This annual conference of the Bench Marks Foundation comprising church leaders, mining affected communities and activists meeting on 10 and 11 October, 2023 to deliberate on the critical minerals for the transition to green energy was disturbed and revolted by…”

” The National Association of Democratic Lawyers of South Africa (Nadel) expresses its full support to the people of Palestine in their just struggle against occupation and oppression by the apartheid Israel regime.
Palestinian unarmed men, women and children have suffered…”

“After the devastating 80 Albert Street Fire in Johannesburg’s Marshalltown last month, civil society-led Johannesburg Fire Response Action Group conducted in-depth interviews with survivors to determine the humanitarian response. Data was collected through meticulous interviews and is being used to…”