The Buffalo City Metro Municipality in the Eastern Cape loses approximately R228-million to illegal connections per year. Informal settlement residents continue to reconnect themselves to the electricity grid after the municipality disconnects their illegal supply.
An employer in Port Elizabeth who dismissed some of his workers in January after they allegedly asked for a pay increase and improved working conditions denies that he is a racist. The workers, however, recorded his alleged racist rant in which he calls them animals.
The illegal and unaccountable militarisation of Cape Town’s Metro Police undermines both city and national governance. Is there a de facto agreement that the City of Cape Town is allowed to run a private army? VANESSA FARR, LESLEY GREEN,| DAILY MAVERICK
On the 23rd of July, a new report on Eskom will be released, which presents a compelling case for a modern national power utility – a “Transformed Eskom” that is vertically integrated and publicly owned – while drawing attention to serious problems in the current “unbundling” approach. ESKOM RESEARCH REFERENCE GROUP
The economics of the Minister’s budget, based on austerity cuts and fiscal reprioritisation, reflects a government captured by financial markets; it is terrified by the power of finance and has turned its back on a simple truth: society is too big to fail. NFCF
How to build unions into a transformative force is the critical question of our times; workers still have the power to shut down production but unions must have a class consciousness, including organizing the unemployed. THE ANALYSIS NEWS PODCAST
The Covid-19 pandemic has been the great accelerator of the multiple crises that had already existed in world capitalism. The economic crisis has gripped the system at an incredible speed and to an extent for which there is no real historical parallel. PHILLIP STOTT | CWI
Convention 190 of the ILO and Recommendation 206 will go a long way to address violence at work. The convention provides for the respect and realization of everyone’s right to a world of work free from violence and harassment. LAL BROWN | GLOBAL LABOUR UNIVERSITY
Poor and rural students across the U.S. are struggling to complete coursework because of lack of technology or Internet access. We can’t just ignore it: Not every student has access to the same resources.
The website of the Israeli Tactical School, which provides security training to US police and Secret Service officers, casts doubt on Israeli denials that the knee-on-neck restraint is the practice of its security forces. SKWAWKBOX
The pioneer of dub poetry has been hailed for his ‘political ferocity’ and ‘tireless scrutiny of history’ ALISON FLOOD | THE GUARDIAN
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