Uneasy truce at COSATU

18th October 2015 Muzi Mzoyi 0

On the 13th and the 14th of July 2015 COSATU held its Special National Congress after nearly two years since NUMSA and other affiliates called for it. The special national congress was to allow COSATU’s highest and most democratic decision-making structure to deal decisively with the conflict and divisions in the federation. But after the expulsion of NUMSA and later COSATU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, the narrative changed for those affiliates who felt that both Vavi and NUMSA were hard done by.

Freedom Charter feature II

18th October 2015 Elitsha reporters 0

The realities of class warfare and struggle “Actually, there’s been class warfare going on for the last 20 years, and my class has won” (Warren […]

Freedom Charter feature

18th October 2015 Elitsha reporters 0

No real freedom is possible under neoliberal monopoly capitalism There is little doubt that the Charter envisaged that an end to apartheid and the establishment […]

Greece on a knife’s edge

18th October 2015 Michael Blake 0

When NO meant YES In a referendum on the 5 July 2015, 62% of the Greek people rejected the latest proposed bail-out deal between the […]

Lack of recreational facilities for the youth of Makhaza

15th October 2015 Siyavuya Khaya 0

The recent tragedy which occurred at Osi’s place tavern in Makhaza, Khayelitsha, eight young women most of them underage were killed and others injured after a staircase railing collapsed highlights the problem of a serious lack of recreational facilities for township youth.
Elitsha took it upon itself to investigate the extent and the state of recreational and sports facilities for young people in the area. It found that there is only one park which is in a good condition and a dilapidated youth centre, no longer in use.

Khayelitsha residents question police response to domestic violence

15th October 2015 Siphiwo Nkonki 0

It has been a year since the Khayelitsha Commission concluded its work on policing. The work of the commission covered a lot of challenges facing policing in Khayelitsha some of which include domestic violence. It found that the police were ill equipped to deal with cases involving domestic violence and  women abuse.

Student-nurses at Dora Nginza go on strike

15th October 2015 Joseph Chirume 0

Trainee nurses at Port Elizabeth’s Lilitha campus spent three weeks locked out of the college protesting against a new protocol that required them to wear their uniforms when attending lectures.
The nurses, who are based at Lilitha’s sub-campus at Dora Nginza hospital, felt that the college was overstepping its mandate as this was not part of the agreement they had signed when they enrolled for their nursing programme.

A jobs massacre on the third anniversary of Marikana

15th October 2015 Nicolas Dieltiens 0

The recent announcement by the mining industry that it would be axing thousands of jobs sent shudders of dread across the country.
The 10 joint interventions by the stakeholders  are meant to promote South African minerals,  enhance productivity and an agreement that when mines were intended to be mothballed or sold, saving jobs would be prioritized.