Johannesburg EPWP workers protest termination of contracts

2020-03-10 16:13

Expanded Public Works Programme have been striking outside the Department of Infrastructure Development in Johannesburg after the department said it would terminate 5 500 contracts.

WATCH | 'Coal kills' - activists ask big business to forget profits and put environment first

2020-01-30 19:42

A group of activists gathered outside of the 15th Southern African Annual Coal Conference in Cape Town to protest the continued investment in the country's coal mining industry. Watch.

Khayelitsha court needs better facilities for rape survivors, report finds

2019-12-11 15:12

About 30 people have held a protest outside the Khayelitsha Magistrate' s Court to demand a better sexual offences court.

City of Tshwane hopes to restore bus services by Tuesday afternoon

2019-11-11 22:22

City of Tshwane officials hope Tshwane Bus Services (TBS) will be back in operation by Tuesday afternoon - pending the outcome of negotiations, the City said in a statement.

Frustration sets in as foreign nationals in Cape Town seek answers after church relocation

2019-10-31 19:02

Tempers were starting to fray among some foreign nationals taking refuge at the Cape Town Central Methodist Church after the police removed them from an arcade near the UN's refugee offices.

WATCH | Activist groups picket outside Gupta compound on Diwali eve

2019-10-25 21:04

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and Johannesburg Against Injustice picketed outside the Gupta compound on Friday evening, calling for the family to be brought back to South Africa and held to account. They were joined by members of the Hindu community and Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse members.

PIC workers picket over capped bonuses

2019-10-03 22:45

Staff at the Public Investment Corporation have raised concerns over corporate governance failures at state financial institution, including a directive from Treasury that bonuses should be capped.

Cape Town firefighters demand overtime pay, deliver warning to City ahead of fire season

2019-09-26 17:24

The South African Municipal Workers Union has warned the City of Cape Town that, with fire season fast approaching, it will have to make do with less firefighters if it is not prepared to pay them for overtime.

WATCH | #SandtonShutdown protesters bring traffic around Nelson Mandela Square to a halt

2019-09-13 16:47

A small group of #SandtonShutdown protesters temporarily blocked intersections near Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg. Watch.

'I was raped by someone who belonged to my church' - dozens hold vigil for murdered women

2019-09-07 16:57

Dozens of people gathered opposite the Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone this week for a prayer service for some of the young women and girls who were murdered.


Students are protesting a Catholic school in the US after two teachers were forced out for being gay

2020-02-19 11:36

Two teachers say they were forced out of a Catholic school in Washington state because of recent engagements to same-sex partners.

South Sudanese refugee killed in Uganda clashes

2019-12-13 14:15

A South Sudanese refugee was killed and several others seriously wounded in northern Uganda during clashes with locals, an official said Friday.

Google fires four employees for 'clear and repeated violations' of its data security policies, apparently including one whose suspension inspired a protest at a Google office

2019-11-26 11:52

On Friday, over 200 employees gathered at Google's San Francisco office to protest the suspension of Rebecca Rivers. On Monday, she said she was fired.

Some angry Eastern Cape Springbok fans burn tyres after not getting to see their heroes

2019-11-10 20:38

Some disgruntled Eastern Cape Springbok fans, angered at not getting an opportunity to see their heroes up close, have protested by burning tyres and old furniture.

PICS | Refugees enter third week of sit-in protest outside UNHCR offices in Pretoria

2019-10-29 16:06

As a sit-in protest outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees offices in Pretoria enters its third week, refugees remain resilient in their plea to be transferred to another country.

Cops warn Bloemhof residents of 'unnecessary fear' in planned stay away on Monday

2019-10-20 20:17

North West police have warned residents of Bloemhof about a letter encouraging residents to stay away from work on Monday.

Hong Kong protesters say they're prepared to fight for democracy 'until we win or we die'

2019-10-03 10:47

"We'd rather die in the fight than slowly suffocate to death after we lose the fight," one protester told Business Insider.

PICS: Capetonians join worldwide #ClimateStrike

2019-09-20 17:23

"Fight climate crisis or die frying," read one of the hundreds of placards in front of Parliament as Capetonians joined in the worldwide climate strike on Friday.

Hong Kong update: police curb airport chaos, but barricade burns

2019-09-08 07:40

Riot police guarded stations and rail service to the airport was restricted as flash mobs roamed streets and held sit-ins in malls. In Mong Kok, the police station was surrounded by barriers as officers issued repeated warnings for crowds to disperse.

Nehawu-affiliated workers call for release of forensic report on Bank of Lisbon fire

2019-09-05 18:04

Gauteng Department of Health workers affiliated to the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union have expressed concern that after a year, nobody has been held responsible for the fatal Bank of Lisbon fire.

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