Category Archives: Strike Action / Trade Unions

SA is sinking deeper into violence red zone

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Increases in violent crime and protests have resulted in South Africa sliding down 14 places on the Global Peace Index.

The cost of violence to the South African economy, says the index, is the 21st-highest in the world and the 43rd-highest per capita. File photo Image by: STR / AFP

The cost of violence to the South African economy, says the index, is the 21st-highest in the world and the 43rd-highest per capita. File photo
Image by: STR / AFP

Jacob Zuma: Be afraid, be VERY afraid

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Shielded from accountability, deploying acolytes and benefiting himself, the president has become untouchable

Jacob Zuma’s presidency has taken on a particular flavour. Exposés of capricious political interference in important arms of the state such as the prosecuting authority, the police and the intelligence services have become commonplace: there is little shock factor left in the abuses of power and process committed by his friends in his name; and there is no parallel with any other SA president in the extent to which he has personally benefited from holding office.

Malema: 10 reasons to vote EFF – has he delivered?

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Here they are – the 10 reasons to vote EFF

EFF leader Julius Malema toasts his supporters during the party's launch on Sunday (October 13 2013). Picture: Felix Dlangamandla/Foto24

EFF leader Julius Malema toasts his supporters during the party’s launch on Sunday (October 13 2013). Picture: Felix Dlangamandla/Foto24Here are 10 of the reasons which he gave for why he should rule South Africa:

Crowd erects burning barricade in Durban centre

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A group of 4 000 people, who appeared to be foreign nationals, erected a burning barricade in the middle of Mahatma Gandhi Road in Durban’s Point district on Tuesday afternoon.

A Somali shopowner gets ready to leave his general dealer following looting and violence in Durban. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

A Somali shopowner gets ready to leave his general dealer following looting and violence in Durban. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

Police lockdown Durban city centre as xenophobes attack foreigners

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Durban’s city centre is under total lockdown as Metro Police battle to contain a mob trying to attack foreign owned shops.

Nivashni Nair Image by: Durban city centre was at a standstill as police fired stun grenades at a mob attacking foreign-owned shops on West Street

Nivashni Nair
Image by: Durban city center was at a standstill as police fired stun grenades at a mob attacking foreign-owned shops on West Street

Satawu president’s home petrol bombed

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Satawu (South African Transport and Allied Workers Union)

Johannesburg – South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) president June Dube’s home in Vosloorus was petrol bombed in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the union said.

Police on the scene after Chris Nkosi was shot and killed on 13 April 2015. Picture: @MedixGauteng via Twitter.

Police on the scene after Chris Nkosi was shot and killed on 13 April 2015. Picture: @MedixGauteng via Twitter.

Satawu Gauteng secretary gunned down in Germiston

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Satawu (South African Transport and Allied Workers Union) Gauteng secretary gunned down in Germiston

The scene of the shooting at the corner of Russel and Wits Rifles roads, where Satawu Gauteng secretary Chris Nkosi was gunned down on Monday evening. Photo courtesy of: EMER-G-MED

The scene of the shooting at the corner of Russel and Wits Rifles roads, where Satawu Gauteng secretary Chris Nkosi was gunned down on Monday evening. Photo courtesy of: EMER-G-MED

Eskom shuts down Medupi over strike action

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Eskom has shut down Medupi Power Plant in Lephalale, Limpopo, to protect its property and workers, after the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) went on strike at the plant, Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe told Fin24 on Wednesday.

Medupi Power Plant

Medupi Power Plant