Labour

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...
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