Demonstrations in solidarity with Palestine were held today, 11 October, in major cities in South Africa.
The recent floods in Cape Town devastated informal settlements, particularly in low lying areas that ironically offers them security from forced removal since the land is not deemed habitable.
Cosatu and its affiliates commemorated the International Day of Decent Work, 6 October, with marches in urban centres around the country. Elitsha attended the actions in Cape Town, King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape, and Tshwane.
The official launch of these services took place in Khayelitsha, Michael Mapongwana clinic, but they are also available in other areas such as Mfuleni and Nolungile clinic in Site C.
The police are on a recruitment drive to boost the number of detectives in the service. CPF leaders say that unless the forensics capacity of the police is also improved, detective services will remain overwhelmed and disabled.
While students are preparing for year-end exams, Nsfas beneficiaries say their problems have not been addressed.
The cost of transport is up to half of a Khayelitsha household’s expenses and it is going ever up.
Communities along Cape Town’s central line complain of inadequate sanitation and access to water as the plan to relocate them stalls.
Trains on Prasa’s central line in Cape Town have not run since November 2019, allowing landless people to move on to the railway. It is now unclear when rail services on the city’s busiest line will resume.
While a public inquiry by the Department of Labour found that the arms company has a case to answer, the NPA has closed the book on the case.
The agreement reached is a major victory in the ongoing battle to hold mining companies to account.
Civic organisations and political parties marched against the electricity tariffs on Saturday.