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ANC MP chides proposals giving equity to farm workers

Salam Abram warns that government’s land and agriculture policies will never work unless equity is in the hands of farmers

Vavi stuck between rock and hard place ahead of elections

Zwelinzima Vavi.  Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Cosatu general secretary will be required to campaign for ANC in keeping with federation’s resolution, but is feeling pressure from Numsa to distance himself from ANC’s ‘good story’

DA rejects ANC claims of farm workers’ subjugation

ANC Western Cape chairman Marius Fransman. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

DA Western Cape leader Ivan Meyer dismisses ANC provincial leader Marius Fransman’s allegation of apartheid still reigning in the province and says party has done more for farm workers than the ANC

Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Vavi must campaign for ANC, says Cosatu

Contradictions in ANC-brokered peace process to resolve factional battle within its alliance partner are showing

Amplats, Impala up their offers to striking miners

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

Platinum miners increase pay offer to striking workers in bid to end a strike now in record-breaking 13th week

NEWS ANALYSIS: No signs of wavering as Amcu launches workers’ strike fund

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
8 day(s) ago

Amcu raises stakes in three-month platinum strike by establishing strike fund to aid workers

Amcu establishes strike fund for members

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
9 day(s) ago

As strike in platinum sector persists, union seeks donations from community organisations, individuals and members of affiliates of National Council of Trade Unions

Employment equity report ‘disappointing and superficial’

9 day(s) ago

Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry says commission’s 14th report will ‘do little’ to promote real development of human resources

More young people now have jobs, says Patel

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
14 day(s) ago

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel tells indaba that youth employment accord has helped uplift people under the age of 35

Teachers’ unions up in arms over KwaZulu-Natal pay freezes

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14 day(s) ago

Sadtu says some teachers were unaware they needed ‘to appear for verification’ as education department tries to root out ghost teachers

Job equity ‘no threat to minorities’

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. Picture: SOWETAN
14 day(s) ago

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant reassures critics of the controversial draft regulations on employment equity that proposed guidelines for quotas will not prejudice coloureds and Indians

Cosatu gets legal advice on ejecting Numsa

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16 day(s) ago

As ANC seeks to intervene in factional battle within Cosatu, it emerges unions opposing Numsa seek legal opinion on how best to remove it from the federation

Wage talks to resume as Amcu mulls new offer

Amplats CEO Chris Griffith, Lonmin CEO Ben Magara and Impala CEO Terence Goodlace brief media on the stalled platinum sector wage talks on Wednesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 day(s) ago

Negotiations between platinum producers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union expected to resume on Tuesday following new wage offer tabled for striking mineworkers

Platinum producers revise wage offer in bid to end strike

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6 day(s) ago

Lonmin, Amplats and Implats revise wage offer to end debilitating strike that has crippled the platinum sector

Numsa delegates boo Dlamini despite truce

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
10 day(s) ago

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini heckled by a section of delegates at the federation’s KwaZulu-Natal shop stewards council meeting

Back-from-the-cold Vavi sings ANC tune again

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi speaks at the Daily Maverick conference in Johannesburg on Thursday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
13 day(s) ago

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi urges federation to fully support ANC in upcoming polls

Economy sheds more jobs in March

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14 day(s) ago

Adcorp employment index shows more than 48,000 workers lost their jobs, most in mining sector, but decline is improvement from huge fall in February

‘Intervention’ by ANC viewed with suspicion

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
14 day(s) ago

Cosatu affiliates that question timing and sincerity of ANC’s intervention in factional fight in federation told to give process a chance

Opinion

Platinum strike will beget only losers and survivors

AT ALL COSTS: Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa addresses union members outside Implats’s head office in Illovo, Johannesburg, last week. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

The platinum strike is a game-changing duel in which there are no winners, writes Ben Magara

Opinion

Transkei’s surprising response to Marikana

If the world from which the Marikana miners hail places such importance on ‘magic’ and muti, it must surely matter

 
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