An uproar by opposition parties and activists on the appointment of corruption-accused Zondani by the Amathole District Municipality has fallen on deaf ears.
Opposition parties and community-based organisations in the Eastern Cape reject the appointment s by the Amathole of a former municipal manager, Nokuthula Zondani, as director of community service.
With only a week before final examinations, students at WSU are fighting for their October meal allowances from Nsfas.
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.
Half of the school’s prefab buildings are dilapidated, with rats and bees resident and the wind passing through.
Zondani’s lawyer is optimistic that they will win the case while activists doubt that anything less than its dissolution will bring change to the municipality.
Unions claim that the labour department is doing the health department’s bidding by proposing to remove community health workers from the public health bargaining council.
The Amadiba Crisis Committee are determined to fight against the coastal route of Sanral, citing the capture of the construction project by corporate interests and the environmental damage it will do.
According to the department of education in the Eastern Cape, the improvement of facilities at almost half of the schools in the province is delayed while about a fifth have no electricity.
There was no looting or any of the public violence that occupied media attention in the build-up to the shutdown.