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Cyril can’t fill up the stadium either

A hot day at Sugar Ray Xulu with campaigning almost over may show why the ruling party should be worried

It’s mayday for unions as May Day turnout disappoints

At best the rally was a sad reminder of just how badly the battle for control of the governing party have decimated the ANC’s alliance partner.

Ramaphosa tells workers: ‘Our country rests on our shoulders’

The president talked up his achievements in the last year at a May Day rally organised by Cosatu in Durban

Alexandra township is the place of forgotten people — Malema

The EFF leader says Alexandra is an indication of how the governing party has done nothing to improve the lives of township residents

President Jacob Zuma booed and heckled by Cosatu members at Workers Day rally

Cosatu has publicly backed Cyril Ramaphosa to take over as president, with Nehawu requesting that Ramaphosa address the Workers Day rally instead.

The DA is trying to ‘steal heroes’

Criticism of the Democratic Alliance has dominated speeches by political parties and union leaders at Workers' Day rallies across the country.

Criticism of DA dominates Workers Day rallies

Criticism of the Democratic Alliance was a staple topic for political parties and union leaders at Workers' Day rallies across the country.

Public holidays for beginners

So many public holidays, so little history ed. We made up some stuff about public holidays and went out to test people's credulity.

E-tolling hogs attention on Workers’ Day

The fight against tolling was the hot topic of Workers' Day as Cosatu and the SACP promised to step up their campaign against the government's plans.

May Day protests sweep across Europe

May Day protesters have poured into Europe's streets, swept up in a wave of anti-austerity anger that threatens to topple leaders in Paris and Athens.

Workers’ Day: ANC lauds workers, DA slates Cosatu

While the ruling party has lauded workers for sustaining the economy, the DA has taken a swipe at Cosatu for the country's unemployment rate.

The right climate for jobs

There are important connections between Workers' Day and the proposed amendments to key labour laws, as well as unemployment and climate change.

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Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

Secret meetings with Zuma could sink Mkhwebane

An alleged string of lies about Mkhwebane’s meeting with the former president in her contentious R3.2-billion Absa report has the public protector in a legal wrangle

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