COVID-19 in South Africa
Prison is a university for activists, says Abahlali’s George Bonono who was released on bail

George Bonono spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the conditions in prison and reminisced about the struggles of the shack-dwellers movement’s eKhenana occupation.

Bail plea hearing of Abahlali’s George Bonono postponed; movement calls charges a pack of lies

Shack-dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo has claimed that the state is buying time by seeking postponements as it has no evidence against George Bonono and two other members accused of conspiring to commit murder 

Global cry to demand release of South African activists

Leaders from Abahlali baseMjondolo were imprisoned and slapped with serious charges on May 4 in what activists call a politically motivated farce

South African students intensify protests against historical debt

Since March 15, students across SA have been on the streets to implement a shut down of all higher education institutions, intensifying their protest against historical debt

Wits University protest: ‘There was no threat to shoot’

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is examining police violence at a student protest in Braamfontein that led to the fatal shooting of Mthokozisi Ntumba

“It is the capitalist system that breeds no respect for workers’ rights”

The general strike called by the South African Federation of Trade Unions saw workers across the country stand up for their rights and demand an end to exploitation by the capitalist system

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

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

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 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.

Pregnancy and labor during COVID-19

New Frame traces the coronavirus through the cycle of life in a series of intimate portraits from Gauteng. This is what new mothers are experiencing in the time of Covid-19.

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