Cyril Ramaphosa
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

Xenophobia in South Africa fractures international working-class solidarity

The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly impacted migrants in South Africa who have been facing increasingly violent attacks and marginalization over the past decade, reinforced by xenophobic rhetoric on a state-level

Victims of neoliberalism, poor countries face consequences in healthcare systems

The Tricontinental Institute gathered reports from healthcare professionals and analyzed the situation in some countries

Strike action looming in South Africa as government downgrades lockdown

Business associations claim that health and safety protocols will be followed, but unions point to previous violations which resulted in a further spread of the epidemic

Nurses in South Africa protest demanding PPE, income tax breaks and Danger Allowance

The protests were organized by the Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union. Other demands included the immediate and periodic testing of all healthcare workers and compulsory, conducive, decent and habitable accommodation for essential staff

“Capitalism is incapable of responding to a crisis of this kind”

The lockdown in South Africa has been extended till the end of April. However, the government’s execution of the lockdown, along with decades of under-investment in health, has left the country unprepared.

South Africa’s shack dwellers are being thrown out into the streets

The evictions are happening despite a moratorium on evictions during the countrywide COVID-19 lockdown.

Army brought in to aid illegal evictions in South Africa, several left homeless amid lockdown

The Azania shack dwellers’ settlement of Abahlali baseMjondolo in Durban, was attacked by agents hired by the eThekwini municipality authorities on April 2. 15 shacks were demolished, leaving several people homeless

South Africa’s currency plunges after Moody’s downgrades credit rating to “junk”

The plunging of the currency to a historic low is likely to affect the country’s ability to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. South Africa has recorded the maximum number of cases in the continent

South Africa COVID lockdown As South Africa locks down, the homeless left most vulnerable

Soon after the lockdown began in South Africa, security forces patrolling the streets of Johannesburg were seen chasing homeless people with batons. Later in the afternoon, eight shacks were demolished in eThekwini municipality, while 17 have been marked for demolition in Durban

NUMSA strike South Africa South African court permits NUMSA to supply food to striking workers of Lanxess Chrome

Workers had begun a sit-in strike underground in Lanxess’s Rustenburg mine on February 17 against various issues, including sexual harassment and the exploitation of contract workers at the mine

The crisis of South Africa’s energy company and unions’ plan to save it

Union’s solution to the crisis in Eskom is a reversal of the government’s policy of decommissioning Eskom’s power production units and outsourcing the energy requirement to private companies

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