Municipal Strike

Union digs in for double-digit pay rise

The wage increase offered to striking municipal workers was "meagre", the South African Municipal Workers' Union told the <i>Mail & Guardian</i>.

Municipal strikers: All right, fine, how about 10%, then?

Striking municipal workers have dropped their demand for an 18% salary increase to 10% -- but local government does not seem inclined to bite.

Strikers ask premier for help in wage war

While municipal workers in Gauteng were asking the premier to intervene in wage negotiations, strikers in Cape Town were denied permission to march.

Samwu plans to bring JHB to a standstill

Municipal workers will bring the Johannesburg city centre to a standstill this week, the South African Municipal Workers' Union has said.

‘Rats, disease, death? We aren’t paid enough!’

Rats jumping in their faces, dead babies in bins and infected fingers are some of the horrors they face every day, Cape Town rubbish collectors say.

Municipal workers walk off the job

At least 145&nbsp;000 SA municipal workers started a strike on Monday aimed at shutting down services -- including rubbish collection.

Contingency plans ahead of municipal workers’ strike

Ekurhuleni metro police say municipal workers must be be disciplined during their upcoming strike.

Municipal workers announce plans for nationwide strike

Almost 145&nbsp;000 municipal workers will begin a countrywide strike on August 15, the South African Municipal Workers' Union says.

Municipal strike continues as talks falter

Hopes of an end to the municipal workers' strike were dashed on Tuesday night, with no resolution yet on a pay parity deal Samwu said.

Man attacked during Samwu strike

A Kempton Park petrol station owner was whipped and stoned by protesting members of the Samwu on Thursday, after they started a fire near his station.


South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

No legal sales in new cannabis Bill

Draft regulations do not allow for commercial cultivation or sale, but policy could change this

Press Releases

Dr Mathew Moyo’s journey to academic victory

The NWU's chief director for library and information services was appointed as a board member of the National Council for Library and Information Services.

UKZN pays tribute to Joseph Shabalala, Doctor of Music (honoris causa)

The university joins the global community in mourning the passing of legendary musician and founding member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dr Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala.

South Africa to be almost R 14-billion wealthier when SAB Zenzele BB-BBEE scheme winds down in April 2020

It’s the biggest BB-BEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history, with a new scheme to be launched

UKZN vice-chancellor calls for perspective and creative engagement on the way forward

In addition to overcoming the deadlock between UKZN and students, a way must be found to reconcile the university's financial obligations and students' long-term needs.

Survey shows South Africans’ approval of president but not of political parties

According to the survey, 62% of South Africans think Cyril Ramaphosa is doing his job well, while 39% say no political party represents their views.

Andrew Makenete joins Africa Agri Tech as an event ambassador

Makenete has a wealth of experience in the agricultural sector

Is your company prepared for the coronavirus?

Companies should consider the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic when evaluating whether they are prepared for the coronavirus, says ContinuitySA.

Explaining the distribution of pension funds

Section 37C of the Pension Funds Act puts the ultimate decision-making responsibility in trustees' hands, says Fedgroup.