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Bad workplaces, longer strikes

Strikes over poor working conditions have intensified over the past four years, the recently-released Industrial Action Report for 2018 reveals.

​Long may these fires burn

We must continue to rise up with purpose, not just in anger, in our desire to create a just society.

South Africa places high premium on mine stability, says Zuma

The government places a “high premium” on restoring stability in the mining industry, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

Over 2.8m working days lost during strikes in 2011

Strikes across South Africa have resulted in 2 806 656 working days being lost in the labour market in 2011, says a labour department official.

A massive rebellion of the poor

The South African Police Service's crowd management statistics show that South Africa really is the protest capital of the world.

Police arrest 43 in Thabong for public violence, looting

Police have arrested 43 people in Thabong for public violence and looting, which have been linked to unemployment protests and xenophobia.

Swazi unions set out on new wave of protest strikes

Unions in Swaziland have sent their members out into the streets to protest against cuts in civil servants' salaries as the financial crisis deepen.

Swazi king’s aides meet with unions on protests

King Mswati III sent his top advisers to meet with union leaders in a bid to avert anti-government protests next week in the monarch, a leader says.

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Ebrahim Patel MIA as the South African National Accreditation System battles its board

Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has failed to intervene at the South African National Accreditation System since being made aware of alleged board inteference last November

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

The active case count of Gauteng surpasses that of whole countries. Workers at clinics report a ‘concerning’ relaxation of basic health protocols

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

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Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

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