Chantay Potts said they were handcuffed in front of staff and customers. “We were handcuffed and were made to stand for 4 hours,” said Potts. The 19-year-old mother of one said they are accused of theft because they took tips from customers.
Several foreign nationals staying in Kraaifontein are not sure whether their children will continue learning after they received warnings from schools that they should get refugee permits even when born in South Africa.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
The proposal to amend a bill that could allow for the selling of alcohol on school premises, has not been welcomed by many in the Western Cape Province. This is after the provincial Department of Education proposed this bill as a means of raising funds for schools. Elitsha asked some of the different parties for their views on the matter.
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.”
“I have lost goods worth almost R45,000 and I do not know how I will restart. I am running out of ideas. This is the third time my container was looted and burnt. When I noted my container was on fire I rushed to take out some goods but while I shoved the goods out some were busy looting so I ended up leaving everything to burn”
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.