Labour

The Price of a Criminal Record

In a small conference room on the 11th floor at the Wits Journalism Department, Thuba Sithole is mentally re-visiting the days he spent in...

Racism, Exploitation Accusations Levelled At Durban Market Agents

Transgression, racism and exploitation are the given reasons for an uproar at the Durban Fresh Produce Market. Workers under Delta Market Agents embarked on...

Here’s How Plastic Is Destroying Our Ocean

On June 5th, World Environment Day was celebrated. It marks the day on which the United Nations (UN) uses to encourage awareness and action...

Why Numsa and NUM Hate The New Independent Power Producers Deal

On Wednesday, energy minister Jeff Radebe signed a R55.92 billion contract with 27 independent renewable energy power producers which is set to produce more...

Why SA’s Renewable Energy Project Is Still On The Rocks

In early March, the new minister of energy Jeff Radebe announced that 27 independent renewable energy power projects would be signed by the state...

“A Stroke Changed My Life For The Worse”

Balungile Mkhize*, 34, of Mfume in the south of Durban suffered a major stroke some years back and because of the speech difficulties that...

Problems Persist For Gauteng Nursing Students

In January, nursing colleges in Gauteng made headlines when it emerged that there would be no intake of first-year bursary students because the department...

Wits Strike Ends – Workers satisfied with outcome

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) and other unions have been on strike...

DUT strike: the unions stand firm on the 10% wage increase...

The management of the Durban University of Technology (DUT) and the executive council has called on trade unions to meet and negotiate earnestly. This...

Uber SA runs into the ‘worker vs innovation’ tension

The controversial business models of tech and app-based companies like Uber render employee protection legislation moot, despite the backlash it faces in courts worldwide....

NDZ’s Radical Economic Transformation vs CR17’s New Deal: a summary

The two front-runners for incoming president of the African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa (CR17) and Nkosazana-Dlamini Zuma (NDZ), have outlined their policy positions should...

Now there’s a crowdfunder to help the Shoprite 8

A crowdfunding initiative has been started for the eight women who were fired by Shoprite, allegedly for accepting tips.The women, most of whom are...

Graduate student unions have a role to play in the battle...

As shrinking higher education budgets leave staff and precarious workers in a bitter battle to hold ground, we must make space for graduate student...

Here’s what you need to know about the Cosatu national strike

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) are readying for a national strike on Wednesday to...

Here’s why metered taxis are so pissed off with Uber in...

A driver has died, vehicles have been set aflame, and passengers are thinking twice before hailing a taxi - or at least an Uber....

Family and colleagues show solidarity with arrested Shoprite workers at court...

Seven of the eight Shoprite cashiers who were arrested in August for accepting tips appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates court on Wednesday under charges...

Reinforcing privilege – The tale of social capital

Graduation ceremonies are meant to mark the start of a new chapter where degrees equal opportunities. But entrenched structures of privilege mean that graduates...

UCT mass meeting: workers’ strike, interdict and possibility of shutdown

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has interdicted a South African Liberated Public Sector Workers Union (Salipswu) strike that was planned for Thursday morning....

UCT will not be shut down on Wednesday morning

Plans to shut down the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Wednesday have been delayed in order to comply with labour laws. The South...

Here’s why we need to give zama-zamas mining permits

In August, informal miners marched on the department of mineral resources (DMR) in Pretoria to demand the legalisation of small-scale mining and a moratorium...
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