Letters to the editor: April 22 to 28 2016

Readers write in about racism and poverty, and Samwu.

Public sector unions on a carousel

Two splinter groups have parted ways with the South African Municipal Workers' Union, claiming abuse of funds.

Top union man’s World Cup junket

Samwu bigwigs live it up while comrades who ask questions about the missing millions collected from hard-working members are purged.

Samwu claims thousands of workers will take part in ‘national strike’

The South African Municipal Workers' Union says over 200 000 workers across SA are set to down tools if negotiations fail to produce desired results.

NDP forms basis of ANC manifesto, to Cosatu’s discontent

The ANC has launched its draft elections manifesto based on the National Development Plan, despite widespread criticism from its allies.

Samwu ‘disturbed by the continuous discrediting’ of Vavi

Some people are bent on tarnishing the reputation and image of Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, says The Municipal Workers' Union.

Samwu: Pikitup workers were singing – not striking

Workers at waste management company Pikitup were not on strike but holding a meeting and singing outside the company's head office, says their union.

Building an agile public service

After Marikana, the civil service wage agreement between government and public service trade unions matters.

Municipal workers, Salga agree to 6.5% wage increase

Municipal workers' unions have secured a three-year wage deal and a commitment from local government to fill 30 000 vacant posts.

Mpumalanga official in court for murder

A former convict who became a top Mpumalanga municipal official was charged with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a police officer.

Municipal workers’ union strikes out

Despite failing to secure its demands, Samwu has called off the municipal workers' strike, insisting the industrial action "was not a waste of time".

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.


Meet Doctor Fundile Nyati: South Africa’s own online medical mythbuster

The employee health and wellness specialist is using social media to combat misinformation about Covid-19

Products for the care of babies and toddlers now essential items

In response to court papers saying lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children, the state says baby care goods are now an essential item

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Press Releases

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

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