Workers earning the minimum wage say that its increase earlier this year has not made life easier.
On the last day of the farmworkers conference at the UWC, the farmworkers warned against the use of technology for super-profits.
Farmworkers’ organisations and labour unions at a farmworkers conference at UWC were not happy with the lack of a clear plan from Thulas Nxesi on how to deal with recalcitrant farmers.
A seminar was held on Tuesday, 28 August on the challenges facing women’s access to resources from the land and sea.
The final hearing on the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution was held in Cape Town this past weekend.
The Cosatu in the Western Cape has condemned the protest march by farmers on Monday. The protest was organised by AgriSA, Freedom Front+ and Afri-Forum. According to the statement released by Cosatu WC on Tuesday, the protest was racist and to be protesting ‘farm attacks’ and not ‘attacks that take place on farms’ “is an attempt to politicise the violence and isolate it to one group”.
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.