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 Workers On Wednesday  12 September
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207

Last week the country witnessed two workplace disasters, one in Cape Town and the other in Johannesburg that saw the horrific deaths of eleven workers. Eight workers died in the explosion at the Rheinmetall Denel arms factory in Somerset West and three firefighters lost their lives battling the blaze engulfing the building that housed the Gauteng Department of Health in Johannesburg. In this show, we unpack why this happened, whether it could have been prevented and whether workers’ lives are taken seriously in South Africa.


  • Chief Inspector Tibor Szana – Department of Labour
  • Moleko Phakedi – FAWU Deputy General Secretary
  • Dr Denis George – FEDUSA General Secretary