Public Sector Strike

Public sector: Wage hikes put growth in jeopardy

Spending on current items such as public sector wages put at risk the roll-out of the government's infrastructure programme, economists have warned.

Will Sisulu stamp out union fires, or spark an inferno?

She's renowned as a union buster, but Lindiwe Sisulu must somehow keep state workers from embarking on a crippling strike, without budging on wages.

Battle looms over stand on public sector wages

Pravin Gordhan is standing firm on curbing hikes in public sector wages, raising the hackles of Cosatu, which is girding itself for war on the issue.

Numsa says no wage deal’s been struck

Numsa has denied it reached a wage deal with steel and engineering firms and says the strike has not been called off.

Botswana strike drags on

A Botswana union leader said on Friday that his arrest on assault charges was part of government attempts to end the civil service strike.

Chaos at Sadtu as Mantashe takes members to task

A teachers' union congress dissolved into near chaos on Thursday when ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe addressed delegates.

Wage demands help drive rand strength

Government borrowing to pay for public sector pay rises works against the very sector fuelling it, as the resulting strong rand undermines jobs.

Government ups wage offer

Government has increased its wage raise offer to public sector workers in a bid to end crippling strikes across the country.

Labour minister offers CCMA services

Membathisi Mdladlana offered the services of "the most senior commissioners of the CCMA" on Monday to help out in the public sector wage dispute.

Police and prison warders to join strike

About 145 000 police and traffic officers as well as prison warders will join the public sector wage strike on Saturday.

Minister: No cash for public servant raises

Government's capacity to afford increases for striking public servants is "exhausted", says Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi.


Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories