Labour

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...

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...

Cosatu Marchers Call For Better Teaching Conditions

Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) members on strike have called on the president to address issues faced by the basic education sector,...

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...

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...

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....

“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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...
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