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Mboweni plans to freeze public sector wage increases for the next three years

The mid-term budget policy statement delivered by the finance minister proposes cutting all non-interest spending by R300-billion.

Economists should really look wider before speaking about schools

‘We believe that opening schools without addressing an unfair and unequal education system that disadvantages poor, working class and rural children will increase inequality.’

SAA 2.0 hopes to start lean and grow from next year

Draft agreement document spells out that R1.5-billion will be needed to fund severance packages for 2 400 of the airline’s employees

World Bank report on Covid-19’s effect on education is disappointing

Especially in a country like South Africa with its huge inequalities, a digital divide and teacher unions

SAA business-rescue practitioners offer severance settlement agreement for all staff

Practitioners inform staff that the government’s rejection of R10-billion bailout last week almost guarantees that the prospect of rescue is now impossible

Nehawu launches urgent court bid over protective gear for health workers

The health workers’ union says the government has rebuffed its attempts to meet about mitigating risks to workers

SABC retrenchment process still suspended, for now

The SABC has clarified that the retrenchment talks with unions and the CCMA have been put on ice for now until the board has been sorted out

Letters to the editor: January 18 to 24

Our readers write in about how unions must fight the Companies Bill, saying farewell to former Weekly mail receptionist Seipati, and hope

Thousands protest ‘slave law’ in Budapest

The protest was called by unions and opposition parties outraged at reforms that hike the annual overtime hours that employers can demand

SABC unions will not go down without a fight

The broadcaster has announced mass retrenchments in the wake of financial woes, but unions say workers are the victims of an uncreative board

Sanco calls on government to break bus strike deadlock

The bus strike, which started on Wednesday, has left thousands stranded and minibus taxis strained as they try to cater for the increased travel load

Post office boss ‘on extended leave’ for mismanaging funds

Sapo’s chief executive Hlekane has, like his predecessor Lefoka, been suspended amid allegations of corruption, and due to the ongoing strike.

Possible new mining union on the platinum belt

Impala Platinum Holdings and the NUM has acknowledged claims about the formation of a new mining labour union in the platinum belt in Rustenburg.

An angry tide: The increasing rise of radicalism

With Cosatu a shadow of its former self, the EFF and Amcu are taking up the banner for South Africa's increasingly militant poor, writes Jay Naidoo.

Strike-linked damages at all-time high

Strike-related damages have soared as state insurer Sasria gets its biggest claim ever - R70-million in damages after farmworker strikes in Cape Town.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

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

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