The 66 LEAP officers were hired after brief training but dismissed by the City of Cape Town for failing driving and firearm competency tests.
Civic organisations and political parties marched against the electricity tariffs on Saturday.
Cosatu and SACP are furious over the decision by the National Prosecuting Authority not to prosecute anyone, despite the finding of the public inquiry into the deadly 2018 blast that the arms company should be held accountable.
The author argues that the Durban strikes not only resulted in the development of union structures, better working conditions, and salary increases, they also became a significant force in the liberation movement.
The finance minister would deny in his speech that he was presenting an austerity budget, but confirmed the expectations of public sector unions and the unemployed who marched in Cape Town against budget austerity.
The united front last year of public sector unions has fractured, with Fedusa unions planning on returning to the negotiating table while Cosatu and Saftu-affiliated unions are readying for strike action.
Doctors and their union accuse the government of turning a blind eye to the critical shortage of doctors.
The unions have given the government seven days to respond positively to their memorandum or face further strike action.
As public sector unions embarked on a strike on Tuesday in major centres around the country, they have threatened a full-blown strike on the 2nd of December if their demands are not met.
The public sector unions are planning a nationwide strike on Tuesday next week that will involve essential workers.
The unions are adamant that they will go back to the streets in demand for a 10% salary increase.
Cosatu-affiliated unions say the government continues to undermine the collective bargaining process.