The State of the Working Class – can it survive?

Workers On Wednesday  17 October
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

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It is well known that South Africa suffers the highest level of inequality in the world with poverty affecting over 50% of the population. In recent months, with the increase in fuel prices, we are likely to see an increase in transport and food costs, which make up a big portion of working class people’s expenses. With the declining strength of trade unions, it also seems that working class organisations are not strong enough to defend themselves from these attacks on their living standards. In today’s show we look at the state of the working class both socio-economically and politically.

GUESTS

  • Dr Ebrahim Harvey – political analyst, writer and author
  • Dr Trevor Ngwane – Senior Reseacher UJ Centre for Social Change
  • Henriette Abrahams – #TotalShutDown activist based in Cape Town

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