Diepsloot residents are troubled by uncollected rubbish and its potential impact on their health.
The public sector unions are planning a nationwide strike on Tuesday next week that will involve essential workers.
Cosatu-affiliated unions say the government continues to undermine the collective bargaining process.
Workers at Transnet are demanding a 13,5% increase while the employer is offering 3%.
Workers in twelve major centres around the country marched for decent and improved working conditions.
Residents of Zamimpilo informal settlement say they trip over uncollected heaps of rubbish during the day and duck bullets from zama-zamas at night.
Despite all the evidence and the turnaround in the HIV/AIDS epidemic since the rollout of ARV therapy, Mbeki still doubts the cause of AIDS.
“Things will never be the same ever again,” said one trader who lost everything in the June fire.
The public sector unions in Cosatu are angered by the threat to collective bargaining and are looking to the congress underway at Gallagher Convention Centre, to lead a united response.
As calls for formalisation of artisanal and small-scale mining grow due to high levels of violence, rape and GBV, residents of Bosmont in the West Rand are calling for the deployment of the army to protect the community.
Cosatu says its upcoming congress will report on work done since 2018, take stock of the organisation and reflect on the course of the National Democratic Revolution.
A political storm has erupted in South Africa after a video went viral showing the health minister for the Limpopo province – which borders Zimbabwe – berating a Zimbabwean woman who was seeking healthcare. Responses have been divided. Some have called for Phophi Ramathuba to step down on the grounds that verbally abusing a patient was out of order. Others have supported her, saying she reflects the sentiments of South Africans living in the area. The Conversation Africa spoke to Kudakwashe Vanyoro, who has done research on the treatment of migrants in South Africa’s healthcare sector, to unpack the issue.