Labour

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...

Four years on, we #RememberMarikana

Four years later and there is still no justice for the fallen miners of Marikana. As we remember, tributes have flooded in...

Marikana Miners: We Still Want The R12,500 Our Brothers Died For...

On Wednesday, members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) and mineworkers gathered at the Marikana Koppie to commemorate the 34 miners...

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...

Marxist Scholar Harold Wolpe’s Ideas Still Speak To South Africa’s Problems

COMMENT During the apartheid period in South Africa – 1948 to 1994 – a lively intellectual culture of opposition emerged on some of the country’s...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“Workers Cup” Producer Ramzy Haddad On Prioritising Workers In Film

Migrant workers around the world work in very dangerous conditions and live in even worst conditions. The Workers Cup is a documentary...

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...

This Zim Immigrant Is Giving SA Youth Skills

After being attacked by unknown people for running community upliftment programmes, a forty-year-old Zimbabwean man, Paul Soti came to South Africa to seek asylum....

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

May Day, May Day! Save us from “economic freedom” – and...

Between recovery from the hangover of South Africa’s 21st birthday celebrations and Workers’ Day, political analyst EBRAHIM FAKIR considers whether “economic freedom” is appropriate in helping...

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....
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