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Plan B: Cities tighten security as strike drags on

Municipalities are tightening up security and making contingency plans to clear backlogs, as the municipal workers' strike enters its second week.

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.

Opposition declares war on strikers’ violence

As striking municipal workers laid waste to central Cape Town, the DA renewed calls for legislation to ensure that unions are held responsible.

Samwu: Nobody listens to us unless there is violence

The SA Municipal Workers' Union has condemned acts of violence committed by striking members, but says it "understands" why they resort to aggression.

Strikers rubbish ‘march-free’ Tshwane decree

Striking municipal workers say a metro ruling limiting protests to the workplace means they are free to march in their "office" -- Tshwane's streets.

‘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.

What’s fuelling our labour disputes?

Jacob Zuma's R2.4-billion loan to Swaziland has unwittingly strengthened the hand of unions, says <b>Rapule Tabane</b>.

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.

Cleaning sector expected to strike

The cleaning sector is planning to go on strike on Monday after wage negotiations with employers failed, Cosatu has announced.

Union vents its anger over municipal Bill

The <em>Mail & Guardian</em> spoke to Samwu's general secretary, Mthandeki Nhlapo, about the union's objections to the Bill.

Municipalities ‘are feeding graft’

Almost every municipality is corrupt and the growing lack of transparency and accountability is creating networks for graft to survive and thrive.

‘Public servants must be reasonable’

Public servants must be reasonable in their wage demands, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, a KwaZulu-Natal radio station reported.

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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