Mining affected communities met to contribute to the third draft of a legally binding treaty against human rights violations by businesses, which will be presented later this year at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
After spending R39-million on a congress that was interdicted, Numsa has vowed to go to the highest court in the land to defend its legitimacy.
The Numsa congress, delayed by a court interdict, has started amid deep divisions in the union.
Members of the Khayelitsha Neighbourhood Watch used the imbizo to call for more support and resources to be allocated to them.
Radio Zibonele obeyed the instruction to switch off on Wednesday but its listeners are sure to feel unfairly punished as well.
Police Minister Bheki Cele promised the Alexandra community action against criminals and “undocumented foreign nationals”.
One of the country’s longest-standing community radios, Zibonele FM in Khayelitsha, faces closure as Icasa says they did not submit their licence renewal application on time.
In a hasty public relations exercise the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality fixed the roads to the Scenery Park sports fields where the president addressed the mourners.