The author argues that class consciousness is the only way to defeat capitalism.
The Western Cape COSATU Western Cape elective conference will be remembered for the farewell of Tony Ehrenreich. Malvern de Bruyn was elected as the new provincial secretary.
A protest march to Parliament has called for the immediate expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador from South Africa.
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.
Trade unions and community activists came out against the implementation of the minimum wage and the proposed labour law amendments.
“They both got money from the Guptas, but Zille claims she took it back but we know how she can lie.” According to Ehrenreich both President Zuma and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille have used state resources to get their sons into business.
About 3,000 marchers, chanting and displaying placards, took to the streets of Cape Town in solidarity with the people of Rohingya who live “under apartheid conditions”.
Former Deputy Minister of Finance, Mcebisi Jonas believes that the biggest historical mistake the country made after 1994 was to demobilize society and pin the country’s hopes on liberators and political parties. Jonas was addressing a crowd of demonstrators from civil society outside Parliament who were calling for President Zuma to be removed.
The Congress of South African Trade Union, COSATU has called for the resignation of Bathabile Dlamini following the SASSA debacle.