The battle to remove Gordhan and ultimately President Cyril Ramaphosa from office is in full swing, writes Adriaan Basson.
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The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the SA Cabin Crew Association
said Kingston's resignation is a 'positive step'.
A strike at the Hisense manufacturing plant in Atlantis north of Cape Town has put all production on hold for the time being.
While trade union Numsa and the ANC Women's League have called for Eskom to be moved to the oversight of the department of mineral resources and energy, Cosatu has said this won't solve the pressing issue - to stabilise the entity and solve the power crisis.
The Democratic Alliance wants Parliament's Standing Committee of Public Accounts to be included in a meeting with SAA's business rescue practitioner and other stakeholders.
SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali said the national carrier had paid the outstanding balance on November salaries, to all of its employees.
The two unions say they are pleased with the 8% wage increase they say they got from SAA, ending their week-long strike at the embattled state-owned airline.
Meanwhile, Numsa has indicted it is aiming to launch a secondary strike at Comair, but its members have to vote first.
Unions and the airline's leadership are still unable to find common ground.
Workers are demanding an 8% wage increase, no job cuts and the insourcing of employees.
A secondary strike in SA's aviation industry could lead to a national crisis, warns the Airlines Association of Southern Africa.
Unions say they are still none the wiser on what government plans to do to secure R2bn to help aid the business rescue process at embattled airline, SAA.
The National Union of Mineworkers and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa kept their December promise and marched to Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter's office on Wednesday afternoon.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan appeared to move from one state-owned entity crisis to another but appears unable to provide the necessary required leadership to fix parastatals.
The National Union of Metalworkers of SA and SA Cabin Crew Association say the flag carrier's decision to file for voluntary business rescue on Thursday is "insincere" and an attempt to "retain control by the board".
A meeting at the CCMA finds that a retrenchment process at managerial level at SAA can continue, Solidarity's representative at the airline tells Fin24.
South African Airways has confirmed that it informed staff it would not be able to pay their salaries as scheduled for the month of November.
The minister of public enterprises met with striking unions in Pretoria on Tuesday.
As a strike by unions enters its fifth day, SAA's top leadership provided an update on negotiations, the airline's restructuring and legal actions against unions.
The chairperson of Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises has condemned striking SAA unions for calling the safety of the flag carrier's weekend operations into question.
'What began as a strike for higher pay at SAA has morphed into an ideological clash,' says an analyst.
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