There was no looting or any of the public violence that occupied media attention in the build-up to the shutdown.
Saftu’s support for an action led by the EFF threatens to sow division within the federation say critics.
A gathering was held in Johannesburg on Monday to mark the ten years since the Marikana massacre and the 100 years since the 1922 Rand Revolt.
Protestors say that the promises that the President made are not enough to deal with the scourge of gender-based violence.
About 3,000 protestors gathered outside Parliament in Cape Town before going to the World Economic Forum meeting in the International Convention Centre, calling for action to combat men who rape and murder women.
Ex-mineworkers marched to demand transparency from government on the monies owed to them.
Recent power cuts and the announcement that South Africa’s power utility Eskom will be receiving R23billion (about USD$1.5billion) a year in government support for the foreseeable future are symptomatic […]
In what was a show of force to the rival federation SAFTU and to opposition parties ahead of the 2019 general elections, COSATU and tripartite alliance leaders used the platform of Workers’ Day to defend the proposed labour law amendments and national minimum wage.
SAFTU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has warned that the new ANC leadership led by former NUM secretary, President Cyril Ramaphosa aims to erode all the gains that workers have fought for in the past.
Nokhaya earns a R1,190 stipend which she does not receive every month. When her stipend is not paid, she manages to continue work anyway. In those parched months her family relies on a R350 child support grant.