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Where Young People Stay In South Africa – StatsSA

South Africa’s population has hit 58.78 million people, according to the Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) 2019 mid-year population estimates (MYPE) report...

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...

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...

“Under Capitalism, No Black Person Ever Dies By ‘Natural Causes’”

COMMENT Whether we are aware of it or not, we see Black people as living synonymous with labour, especially...

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...

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...

‘They think we are animals’: workers rally for #OutsourcingMustFall

Fikile Sibisi is a cleaner at a school, the only breadwinner for eight people, and the mother of an eight-month-old son. “I never had...

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....

Joburg’s New Gold: Women In The Inner-City

The discovery of gold in 1886 saw Johannesburg as a city laced with promise. While this precious resource has been mined away,...

Who Is Really To Blame For SA’s Jobs Crisis?

Subscribe to our newsletter. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent admission that South Africa is facing punishing job losses is in direct...

The Butchers Of Marikana Won

COMMENT What to make of the fact that the people who set the Marikana massacre in motion now sit...

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...

5 Points From The ANC Election Manifesto

On Saturday, the African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa launched the party's manifesto for the 2019 elections - promising an inclusive economy, and a...

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...

Domestic Workers Can Now Claim For Occupational Injuries

Maria Mahlangu had worked for the De Clerq family as a domestic worker for 22 years when she drowned in her employer’s...

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...

After The Elections, Class War

Subscribe to Sipho’s Weekly Political Newsletter. There are plans afoot to destroy what is left of organised labour in South...

Workers take Shoprite to Human Rights Commission after being arrested and...

Workers from the Pelican Park branch of Shoprite in Cape Town lodged a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Friday...

CCMA rules in favour of drivers in Uber case

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) ruled last week that Uber drivers are employees of Uber SA in terms of the Labour...

South Africa Is Caught In The Global Hype Of The Fourth...

South Africa is caught up in the global hype of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This is distracting it from the unfinished business of...
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