ANCYL leader wants Hanekom and SACP expelled

10th August 2017 Mzi Velapi 0

“Derek Hanekom has to be expelled for what he did and the SACP has to be expelled for marching against the President yesterday (Monday).” Sayed was addressing ANC supporters after President Jacob Zuma survived the motion of no confidence.

Opposition parties unite against Zuma

9th August 2017 Mandla Mnyakama 0

Following a similar proceeding the previous day by the United Behind Movement led by Mcebisi Jonas, the former Deputy Finance Minister, the more than 10,000 marchers from the ACDP, Cope, DA, EFF, and UDM, trade unions and Save South Africa declared that they will continue to mobilise until they get rid of the head of state.

1994 demobilization ‘our biggest mistake’ – Jonas

8th August 2017 Mzi Velapi 0

Former Deputy Minister of Finance, Mcebisi Jonas believes that the biggest historical mistake the country made after 1994 was to demobilize society and pin the country’s hopes on liberators and political parties. Jonas was addressing a crowd of demonstrators from civil society outside Parliament who were calling for President Zuma to be removed.

Unions condemn job cuts at Pick n Pay

3rd August 2017 Mzi Velapi 0

Pick n Pay has announced that it is to shed 3,500 jobs in the Western Cape. Its announcement was met this week by condemnation from the union at the frontline, SACCAWU as well as COSATU and SAFTU.

Vavi reports to SAFTU in Cape Town

26th July 2017 Mzi Velapi 0

We want to professionalise the union”, said Vavi. According to him, 52% of the cases that are taken to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) are won by the employers. “You get chairpersons who were never trained on their duties and because of this, they surround themselves with corrupt organisers. When they go to meetings they don’t even have a pen or notebook so that they report back to the workers.”

Mbeki predicts increased repression in rural areas

24th July 2017 Mzi Velapi 0

Moeletsi Mbeki has predicted that the African National Congress will, as part of a strategy to reverse the party’s dismal performance in the metros in the local government elections, strengthen the power of chiefs over their subjects in rural areas. Mbeki was delivering a lecture on race, class and the making of modern South Africa at Tshisimani Centre in Cape Town recently.