‘Broke’ ANC starts paying workers after three months

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Despite receiving millions from donors, governing party has for months been battling to pay workers, who resorted to pickets and then downed tools. Photo: Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images
Despite receiving millions from donors, governing party has for months been battling to pay workers, who resorted to pickets and then downed tools. Photo: Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images

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Following a public crowdfunding initiative, the ANC has started paying some of its staff, especially junior employees at Luthuli House. The workers at the party’s headquarters in Johannesburg had not been paid for three months, leading to a strike.

The strike resulted in the governing party failing to submit a full list of its local government election candidates to the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) last month.

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