South Africa
Workers at Sibanye Stillwater’s gold mines in South Africa have been striking for over 70 days

A key demand of the workers has been a monthly hike of R1,000 for the lowest paid among them. However, the company is refusing to give a raise of more than R800

Noam Chomsky, Ruth Wilson Gilmore and others express solidarity with Abahlali baseMjondolo

Following the assassination of Nokuthula Mabaso on May 5, leaders from across the world expressed solidarity with Abahlali baseMjondolo as it faces intensified state repression and violence

Attacks against shack dwellers’ movement Abahlali baseMjondolo continue in South Africa

On May 5, Nokuthula Mabaso, a militant land rights activist of Abahlali baseMjondolo in South Africa was assassinated.

SA-Abahlali murder Another leader of South Africa’s shack dwellers movement murdered in Durban

Nokuthula Mabaso – a 40 year old mother of four leading AbM’s eKhenana commune – was gunned down the evening before she was supposed to appear in court to oppose the bail of the local ANC chief’s son, who is accused of murdering another eKhenana leader in March

Another assassination in Durban

As political killings continue in the city, claiming the lives of activists exposing ANC rot and failures, serious questions need to be asked of our democratic commitments.

Health workers in Africa Health workers in South Africa protest as post-pandemic austerity looms

Workers in health institutions in several provinces of South Africa have organized protests and industrial action as they face threats of job loss and reorganization of services

South African state escalates repression against shack dwellers’ movement

In the wake of the assassination of two activists from Abahlali baseMjondolo, six members of the movement have been charged with murder

NUMSA demands Comair course correct to save the airline and jobs

South Africa’s metalworkers union denounces the CEO’s cost-cutting measures for compromising with safety

Persecuted leader of South Africa’s shack dweller movement assassinated while on bail

The 29-year-old deputy chairperson of Abahlali baseMjondolo’s eKhenana occupation was killed in Durban by four gunmen, allegedly led by the son of the local chief of the ruling ANC, against whom a police case had already been filed for an earlier attack on Sunday.

South African Airlines sale Amid looming retrenchments, unions demand transparency in sale of South Africa’s national airline

The sale of the restructured South Africa Airways (SAA) to a private consortium at an undisclosed price may provoke further labor unrest. The workers are already angry at the impending dismissal of 225 more workers

Israeli artwashing in South Africa Africa’s biggest street art festival drops Israeli sponsorship following artists protest

Organizers of the annual International Public Arts Festival being held in South Africa have dropped Israeli sponsorship for the event following sustained pressure from the South African BDS chapter.

Solidarity is the road to liberation

At an International Workers Action meeting, the NUMSA general secretary emphasized the importance of unity in fighting against capital’s oppressive systems.

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