COVID-19 in 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

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.

Volkswagen reinstates workers South Africa Volkswagen South Africa reinstates shop-stewards after pressure from union

The shop stewards had exposed COVID-19 protocol violations at Volkswagen’s Uitenhage plant, including operating at full workforce capacity and denial of sick leaves

Undeterred by evictions, South Africa’s Abahlali baseMjondolo continues struggle

Mqapheli George Bonono of Abahlali baseMjondolo, the shack dwellers’ movement of South Africa, talks about the struggles of those who are being evicted by authorities and the resistance they are putting up

Violent attacks on shack dwellers continue in South Africa

Two shack dwellers have been hospitalized after the South African police, along with a notorious private security agency, attacked yet another informal settlement organized by Abahlali baseMjondolo.

Hospitality workers South Africa South Africa’s restaurant sector reels under impact of COVID-19 restrictions

It is estimated that about 70% jobs in the restaurant industry are already lost due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown. Restaurant and alcohol industry workers staged two countrywide protests last week

South Africa didn’t use COVID-19 lockdown for mass awareness, testing

Lydia Cairncross of the People’s Health Movement talks about the failure of the South African government to effectively tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Comair workers in South Africa yet to receive pay while business rescue plan becomes more costly

Serious questions of conflict of interest have been raised as the business rescue practitioners ask the ailing airline to pay R250,000 per month to Redford Capital – a consultancy firm of which they themselves are the directors.

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