An application filed by NUMSA along with other trade unions, political parties, and civil society groups seeks urgent action to end load-shedding and a recent hike in electricity tariffs by Eskom as power outages endanger South Africa’s infrastructure and economy
Phakamile Hlubi-Majola, Spokesperson of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, explains the devastating energy crisis in South Africa and how it might pave the way for greater privatization of the sector
South Africa’s national energy regulator has approved an 18.65% hike in electricity tariffs by state-owned electricity utility company Eskom. The decision comes amid record power outages and a years-long energy crisis
South Africa is sitting on a tinderbox, says Irvin Jim, General Secretary of the country’s largest trade union NUMSA. The solution is to foster a spirit of solidarity which will have to come from people’s struggles and movements
On November 17, a photo exhibition titled ‘Socialism or Death: Abahlali baseMjondolo on the Frontlines of Struggle’ opened at The Forge in Johannesburg. The work displayed chronicles the years-long struggle of South Africa’s shack dwellers movement to secure land and housing for the urban poor
South Africa is set to implement an $8.5bn plan funded by western countries to transition from coal-based energy to renewables. The country’s biggest union NUMSA has warned this plan will only intensify privatization while burdening South Africans with debt and poverty.
The union had announced a strike at the steel company on October 11, citing a unilateral withdrawal of employment benefits including medical aid
Vashna Jagarnath of the Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party talks about the escalating power crisis in South Africa and the impact it is having on the poor. She also analyzes the failure of the government to come up with solutions to the problem
AbM leader George Mqapheli Bonono called on the UN to take a stand against the murders of the movement’s leaders, and for the South African government to set up a commission of inquiry to ensure justice for all victims of political killings
South Africa will not move into the light until the social value of access to electricity is affirmed.
A South African court has revoked an exploration right granted to Shell to conduct seismic surveys off the Wild Coast. The court sided with the affected communities who were not consulted prior to the project
28-year-old Lindokuhle Mnguni, the chairperson of the eKhenana commune of South African shack dwellers’ movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM), was gunned down at his home in Durban on August 20.