South Africa
South Africa’s shack dwellers’ movement to protest theft of COVID-19 funds in KwaZulu-Natal

The shack dwellers’ movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, will hold a rally in Durban protesting the theft of COVID-19 funds. Almost R2 billion has been lost in the KwaZulu-Natal province alone

Rail workers in South Africa return to work after union wins wage hike

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, which was representing the workers of BOC, reached an agreement for a wage hike of up to 10%. The company had earlier offered only 4%

Giwusa picket South Africa Union member killed as police fire on striking workers of South Africa’s largest dairy company

Khilson Manaka, a member of the General Industrial Workers Union of South Africa (GIWUSA), was killed while fleeing police bullets. He was an employee of Clover Diaries where workers are on strike demanding a 16% hike

Abahlali baseMjondolo celebrates 15 years of revolutionary struggle for land, housing and dignity

The shack dwellers’ movement of South Africa, marked 15 years of struggle for land, housing and dignity on October 4. It held a seminar, Sifike kanjani la? (How did we get to where we are?) and, the following day, relaunched the eKhenana branch of the movement.

South African workers strike against govt corruption, COVID-19 failures, job losses

A historic general strike was held in numerous cities and towns across South Africa on October 7 against corruption, job losses, govt failures during the pandemic, and its refusal to honor the wage agreement it had signed with public servants.

Historic general strike in South Africa sees workers raise issues of corruption, job loss

The strike was called by the Congress of South African Trade Unions and was joined by the South African Federation of Trade Unions and other organizations. It may set the stage for a new phase of working class unity

What does South Africa’s general strike mean for ANC-COSATU alliance?

COSATU, which has called for a national strike on October 7, is a traditional ally of the ruling African National Congress. The strike raises questions about the future of this alliance

South African unions prepare for historic strike on October 7

The strike has been called by the Congress of South African Trade Unions, the largest trade union confederation in the country and a traditional ally of the ruling ANC. The union now says the ANC has betrayed the working class

South African trade unionists stand in solidarity with Zimbabwean people’s struggle against govt.

Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and their allies hailed the struggle of the people of Zimbabwe people against the increasingly oppressive rule of president Emmerson Mnangagwa 

South Africa Undertakers' strike South African govt. bends after funeral undertakers’ strike overwhelms mortuaries

Workers and owners of small firms providing funeral undertaker services embarked on a three-day strike on September 14, complaining that the regulations favor capitalist monopoly while squeezing out smaller enterprises

South African airline Comair reinstates medical cover after union goes to labor court

Comair had decided to stop providing medical cover to its employees on September 1. Subsequently, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa challenged the decision in a labor court

South African health workers demand safe working conditions

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union of South Africa warned that its 200,000 public workers will strike on Sept. 10 if their concerns are not addressed.

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