Community and EFF members threaten to shutdown Khayelitsha District Hospital if the service it provides does not improve.
Unions and communities marched against the steep tariff increases that the City of Cape Town is proposing.
The bus strike may continue into the long weekend. While a 9% salary increase has been agreed, other demands remain unresolved between unions representing bus drivers and employers.
In a show of power, about 6,000 workers and community members in Cape Town marched against the proposed minimum wage and labour law amendments.
Organisations that work with refugees and asylum seekers in Cape Town are concerned that the Refugee Centre remains closed despite a court ruling that it be opened.
In December 2017 Glebelands rogue cop, the detective from Durban Central SAPS, Sgt Bhekukwazi Mdweshu and 6 other alleged hitmen were arrested and charged with 19 counts of murder, attempted murder, possession of prohibited firearms and ammunition as well us under the Riotous Assemblies Act for conspiring to eliminate Glebelands residents. They have become known as the Glebelands 7. Two of the 7 are also charged with other Glebelands murder cases, of which one was recently sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a Glebelands grandmother in 2017. Bail applications for the remaining 5 are ongoing.
Five years after the disaster that took place on 24 April 2013, garment worker-organisers in Bangladesh say that many employers are still failing to ensure that worksites remain safe.
Bus drivers went on a national strike demanding better working conditions that include salary increases, insourcing and medical aid benefits for the drivers.
The Moerane Commission concluded its work on 18 March and has until the end of April to submit its report and recommendations to the Premier, Willies Mchunu. After that it will be tabled for discussion at provincial level, go back to the Commission for final amendments, and only after that, it might be made public. The Premier’s office initially stated that it would not release the report, then it stated that “no decision not to release the report has been made” following a public outcry.