Political killings are a reflection of a violent society

8th Dec 2017 0

A recent SALGA report and the Moerane Commission have both shone a light on the pervasiveness of violent contestation over leadership positions in municipal and party-political forums. They also revealed how the inter and intra-party contestation for political office has had lethal consequences.

International Men’s day used to highlight gender abuse in Alex

20th Nov 2017 0

Leading men’s and anti-abuse organisations, Grassroots soccer and SAPS’s Men for Change, and Agisanang Domestic Abuse Prevention and Training came together to celebrate International Men’s Day on Saturday at Altrek Sports complex in Alexandra township.

Taxi operators want the Minister of Transport fired

8th Nov 2017 0

As they marched to hand over their memorandum of grievances to the ministry of transport at Union Buildings in Pretoria, taxi owners and drivers affiliated to the National Taxi Alliance unequivocally registered their anger at the Transport Minister, Joe Maswanganyi’s slow response to their demands.

Community care-workers demand permanent employment

12th Oct 2017 0

After years of voluntary service to the Department of Health, community health care-workers in Gauteng want to be employed permanently by the Department. They felt betrayed when their employer reneged on the decision to absorb them fully when they terminated their services with non-governmental organisations that they volunteered for.

Classes have resumed at Klipspruit-West High

3rd Oct 2017 0

Racial tension between the ‘Coloured’ community of Klipspruit and ‘African’ teachers sparked a huge debate around blackness. The source of the tension was the appointment of a new principal at Klipspruit West High. Soon the tensions spread to Eldorado Park, leading to the withdrawal by the teacher’s union, SADTU, of its members from work.

Occupiers adamant that they will not be moved

2nd Oct 2017 0

The attempted removal of a land occupation in the Vaal area of Gauteng has claimed 3 lives already and occupiers are adamant that they will not be moved. The government through the police and private security have responded violently to land occupations throughout the country.

Cosatu marches against state capture and hits back at critics

28th Sep 2017 0

After much criticism on their silence and failure to participate in previous public demonstrations against state capture and corruption, the Congress of the South African Trade Unions and its affiliates finally came out to make their voices heard.

Gauteng wastepickers receive support from government

5th Sep 2017 0

The project is part of Bontle Ke Botho, an initiative aimed at mobilising communities and other relevant stakeholders to work with government to promote a clean and green environment. At its core is the fight against poverty and unemployment.