Latest articles on Strikes

Cosatu needs to get creative

With lockdown regulations in place, default industrial action methods need to be sidelined and new ways of protest considered

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.

Samwu shows its local-government muscle

The union’s financial and governance woes have not blunted the tools it has to paralyse municipalities, such as going on strike

Words have the power to effect change

We need to think about the way we speak and the effect that has on society and our country

Eskom power stations facing blockages as workers picket

The parastatal's management team is holding an emergency meeting on Thursday morning to address the possibility of load shedding

NUM members down tools at Eskom despite the illegal strike putting their jobs at risk

The union rejected a wage hike offer but its main demand is for certain workers to be declared non-essential and to have the right to strike.

Desperate and divided, SA is gatvol

The big question is: Will people vote for another party, or will it be protests and strikes as usual?

New post office strike looms

Sapo employees want the government to bail out the troubled postal service and are threatening another strike, leaving mail's future in the balance.

Striking Swazi miners sound Marikana alarm

Striking workers at a Swazi mine co-owned by ANC-linked investment company Chancellor House and King Mswati III fear "a second Marikana".

Publishers call post office to account

A group of magazine publishers has complained to Icasa that the post office breached its licence condition, and is looking for a new distributor.

Minister delivers post office ultimatum

Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele has allegedly asked the Sapo board to resign or be fired, and a new administrator is waiting in the wings.

Super-profits, but not for mineworkers

A new report says platinum mines could have afforded to pay workers more.

Manufacturing weighed down by strike

The purchasing managers index has dropped to a near five-year low as a four-month long strike in the platinum belt continues.

The dark side to resuming mining

Eskom may not have enough power during peak hours for platinum mines in the Rustenburg area to resume operations when the strike is finally resolved.

Mines minister faces uphill Amcu-platinum belt battle

The new mineral resources minister begins his tenure with a difficult task - seeking a solution to the country's longest ever mines strike.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday