The Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) was a radical trade union formed on the docks of Cape Town in South Africa during the times of apartheid and segregation.
The economic reforms announced by the National Treasury would weaken labor rights and advocate for the privatization of state-owned enterprises and export-led growth
The CEO of South African Airlines, Vuyani Jarana, had recently resigned, alleging that the government was not cooperating in his plan to revive the airline. The unions also demanded the resignation of four members of the company’s board
The shack-dwellers’ movement has called the demolitions “illegal” as it were carried out without a court order. Members are now rebuilding the shacks, vowing to continue the struggle.
While the biggest opposition party, the centrist DA also suffered a modest loss, the populist EFF improved its vote share by over 4%
Citing police brutality, arrests and assassinations they have been subjected to by the ANC government, the movement has concluded that voting ANC “is like digging our own graves.”
The newly formed party which is contesting in the May 8 elections has unveiled a number of proposals to transform the social and economic spheres of the country
The attack took place as activists of the Abahlali baseKhenana were launching its newest branch in the city and celebrating their recent court victories that allowed them to inhabit the land occupation in Cato Crest
Peoples Dispatch spoke to Vuyolwethu Toli, National Working Committee member of the Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party in South Africa, on the new party’s aims and agenda for the coming national elections.
The Abahlali baseKhenana won an order, halting the activities of the anti-land invasion unit of the municipality. Following the order, an attempt by ANC members to occupy the land was foiled by another court direction
In a recent interview given to the Tricontinental Institute, the movement’s founder, S’bu Zikode, explained the origin of the movement, its modus operandi and the enormous challenges its members and leadership are facing
Tito Mboweni was formerly Governor of the Reserve Bank and is known for implementing anti-worker and neo-liberal policies in the country