The author argues that the Social Justice Assembly needs to overcome the social and political distance between the poor and the NGOs championing their cause.
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.
The informal traders in the city centre of Johannesburg lament bad treatment by the City of Johannesburg.
SERI, Lawyers for Human Rights and the African Centre for Migration and Society have come out against the proposed National Labour Migration Policy.
The Cape Town leg of the anti-xenophobia march organised by a coalition of organisations known as Kopanang Africa Against Xenophobia, took place on Human Rights Day this week.
South Africans and African migrants march against the current xenophobic attacks.
According to the report, basic services in Marikana are temporary, “anonymous and dehumanising”.
The authorities charged with investigating the perpetrators of the Marikana massacre are unable to the job for lack of funding – and evidently for a lack of political will.
The gentrification that is taking place in central Johannesburg has left families evicted from Fattis Mansions last month, stranded in tents set up in a stadium south of the city. In what is effectively a refugee camp, the living conditions are bad. The Mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba from the Democratic Alliance, is an advocate for gentrification of the inner city, not the rights of the people living there.
Robertson Abattoir workers have successfully appealed a Labour Court judgment in their case of unfair dismissal.
The Labour Court’s ruling against the workers last year was set aside recently by the Labour Appeal Court and the workers’ case will now be sent back to that court.