Domestic Workers

Domestic workers are one step closer to workplace rights

The fight to ensure domestic workers are paid when they are injured or die at work does not stop with a high court victory
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More battles ahead for domestic worker unions

Florence Sosiba, speaks to the Mail & Guardian about how important domestic workers are and exclusion in the COIDA

Climate crisis and gender

Women are hit hardest by climate change – and they're fighting back

Pinky’s promise: Domestic workers will rise up

The co-founder of a union has championed the rights of those in an often ignored sector

Domestic workers: overworked, underpaid and unprotected

Armed with brooms and mops, domestic workers took to the streets to demand better wages, recourse to legal protection against unscrupulous employers

The Help is still the underclass

It’s no longer only a black and white issue, but the maid-madam relationship remains precarious

New hope for domestic workers’ rights with landmark court ruling

Last week, the high court declared the exclusion of domestic workers from legislation aimed at protecting workers is unconstitutional

SA unemployment on the rise — Stats SA

Women and young people are the most affected by job scarcity in the country

Domestic workers carry the country

​They are key to our economy and the functioning of many households for which they should be suitably rewarded

A minimum wage must restore the dignity of black people

We must address the legacy of apartheid and abolish the slave wage economy we have inherited.

More money, fewer jobs?

Will a minimum wage lead to higher incomes but less work? We speak to those in the trenches.

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Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it