Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
The Socialist Workers Revolutionary Party's ultimate aim is to organise workers into a revolutionary working class and achieve political power for a democratic and prosperous South Africa
The first workers' party in South Africa has officially been launched and it hopes to garner the working class's votes and bag some seats in Parliament.
Numsa vowed on Thursday to challenge a recent decision by the Labour Court to grant a temporary contempt of court order to prevent violence in the strike in the plastics sector.
The three-year agreement includes a 7.5% increase for year one, and a 7% increase for years two and three.
Independent power producer projects fail the test for a "just transition" from fossil fuel, says NUMSA general secretary Irvin Jim.
Unions negotiating wage increases with Eskom say they have rejected the power utility's offer of a 4.7% increase, but are waiting to hear back about a list of issues presented to the utility.
The bus strike is not over yet, Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim said late on Friday afternoon.
South Africans have been encouraged to swell into the ranks of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA's new workers' party.
Numsa has won a victory for temporary workers, after the Labour Appeals Court ruled that workers, who are contracted by temporary employment services, automatically become permanent employees if they work at a company for longer than three months.
Numsa wants the public protector to investigate whether the Road Accident Fund is guilty of violating the law for its alleged failure to protect citizens' privacy and confidentiality.
Former senior EFF member Thembinkosi Rawula, who was left off the party's national list, has found a new home with Numsa's Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa says the "disastrous" Independent Power Producers programme to be implemented by power utility Eskom could cost the country thousands of jobs.
The Labour Court ruled on Friday that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa's) strike in the plastics sector was legal and that the employers in the sector could not undercut the union and its members’ right to strike.
Following a month without load shedding, Eskom warned that the power grid was again constrained due to "instability at several power stations due to acts of intimidation".
Eskom and worker unions remain locked in wage negotiations, alongside a warning from Numsa that a CCMA strike certificate might be considered if talks fail.
Unions representing Eskom workers have left room for further negotiations before embarking on a strike, calling for the minister of energy and President Ramaphosa to intervene in the wage impasse.
Union Numsa says it has instructed its lawyers to take the independent power producers case for review, stating it only lost the urgent interdict in the high court on a technicality.
The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa has condemned what it describes as "a coup" against President Robert Mugabe's government in Zimbabwe. The union, however, says it doesn't back Mugabe.
The Office of the Public Protector has confirmed it would be investigating the Road Accident Fund (RAF) for maladministration.
Gospel star Lundi Tyamara was a spiritual comfort to millions of African workers in Southern Africa, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said on Sunday.
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