Workers On Wednesday 13 September
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207 

The crisis of violence and abuse of women in South Africa is not confined to our homes and communities but also extends to the workplace. Black working class women especially are not safe anywhere. Over the past few years we’ve been focusing on this topic, especially after the brutal rape and murder of Binkie Mosiane during February 2012 at the Anglo-Platinum mine in Rustenburg. In today’s show we assess whether the mining industry has made any changes and improvements to ensure the safety of female mineworkers.

GUESTS

  • Khuraisha Patel, Centre for Applied Legal Studies
  • Dr Asanda Mbenya, Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town
  • David van Wyk, Benchmarks Foundation

 

Workers On Wednesday 6 September
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207 

South Africa has been plagued for several decades by a crisis of high unemployment with the numbers of unemployed ever increasing. This problem is particularly acute amongst black working class youth who are also unable to afford to pay for higher education. As most of us would know, high unemployment leads to increased poverty and inequality, with all the social ills like crime and violence associated with it. This episode of Workers on Wednesday assesses SA’s unemployment situation and looks at possible solutions in what is referred to as “The Green Economy”.

GUESTS

  • Samuel Chademana, Climate Justice and Energy Campaign, Groundwork
  • Richard Worthington, researcher, Alternative Information and Development Centre
  • Sango Didiza, Executive Director, Green Building Design

Workers On Wednesday 30 August 2017
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207 

For several years Shoprite has been hailed as a South African business success story. It is Africa’s largest retailer with 2,653 outlets with a diverse range of shops, including Medicare Pharmacies, Hungry Lion and OK Furnishers. It has been voted a few times as SA’s number one brand for excellence in business brand surveys. Shoprite employs approximately 138,000 employees across the continent. However, Shoprite’s success has an unsavoury side of exploitation of workers with most earning as low as R23 per hour or just over R4,000 per month. It is less in other African countries. Shoprite has also abused workers. Recently it was reported that a Shoprite manager in Cape Town had casual workers handcuffed and arrested for accepting tips from customers. In this show, we look at the conditions of employment of Shoprite workers and what is being done to address it.

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