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State’s wage freeze sparks apoplexy

Public sector unions have cried foul over the government’s plan to freeze wages for three years and have vowed to fight back.

October 7 strike: ‘Lukewarm’ action amid Covid-19 crisis?

After months of little action, the planned nationwide stayaway may not be an impressive show of force by the trade union movement

Where will neoliberalism end?

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Vavi asks Amcu for unity

The Saftu general secretary addressed thousands of delegates at Amcu's national elective congress on Thursday

Nedlac struggles with inclusivity

The labour council has battled to defend its representation of workers’ interests, given that union membership is on the decline across the country

Halt the capitalist crisis gripping the world

Today’s capitalism is a slide into authoritarianism, using Islamophobia, xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism to keep the state in power

Former ANC treasurer Mendi Msimang dies

Msimang was treasurer of the party under the leadership of former president Thabo Mbeki

Vavi harassment complaint went ‘nowhere’

This latest allegation relates to incidents in late August and early September 2017 in which Vavi is said to have harassed and later groped a woman

Cosatu must introspect and fix itself, fast

The labour federation is a victim of the impasse in the grand post-apartheid South African project

Losi’s on a mission to rebuild Cosatu

The first woman president plans to stamp out sexism and recruit members, including former ally Numsa

The civil society resistance to state capture

'The shift to tyranny in SA has been accompanied by political arguments about the nature of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy'

Unionist accused of stealing R600 000 of workers’ money

The general secretary of a Saftu-affiliated union is being investigated for corruption

Saftu opens the door to Cosatu’s Western Cape leader

Cosatu’s Western Cape secretary has informally met senior leaders of the South African Federation of Trade Unions and could soon join Saftu

#ScrapNewLabourLaws: The EFF comes to the party

The political party has said it supports Saftu and urges all workers to join the strike against the proposed amendments to the Labour Relations Act

#ScrapNewLabourLaws campaign is ready for a national shutdown

Saftu with its affiliates, is embarking on a protected strike as part of the campaign to call on the government to rectify labour law amendments

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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

Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

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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

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'

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