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    “A Stroke Changed My Life For The Worse”

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    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

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    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

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    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...

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...

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    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

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    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...

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    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...

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...

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    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...

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    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

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    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

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    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

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