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Communities, Workers and Students demand Pro-Poor Budget

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Approximately 100 workers affiliated to the soon to be launched new federation, student activists and community activists from unemployed people’s movements across the country marched to Parliament on Budget Day. Their demand was that the South African government tax the rich

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“Save our Water” demonstration in upmarket Cape Town Restaurant:

Save our Water demonstration in upmarket Cape Town Restaurant
The PHA Food & Farming Campaign held a demonstration in Cape Town (16 February 2017). Read More

Water a necessity turned into a commodity, that many Capetonians cannot afford. by Amandla Correspondent (16/02/17) The PHA Food & Farming Campaign [Philippi Horticultural Area] held a picket in Cape Town Thursday, 16 February 2017. They demanded that the Provincial

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Amadiba Crisis Committee: “Only fraud can pass the criminal traditional leadership bill through parliament”

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ACC Press Statement( 2017-02-03): Public TLKB Hearing in Kokstad 3 February: “Only fraud can pass the criminal traditional leadership bill through parliament” This is how the chair of the parliamentary committee, Mr Richard Mgakane, conducts the public hearings on the

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Robertson Strike – CSAAWU is the Hope

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By: Amandla! Correspondent From: Amandla issue 49/50, December 2016 The 14 week long strike at Robertson Winery (RW) in Western Cape is over, but the struggle surely isn’t. 220 workers went out on strike at the end of August for

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Amadiba Crisis Committee 2017-01-17: Unexpected support to the fight against mining at the funeral of Pondo Revolt veteran Samson Gampe Close to 1000 attended Mr Samson Gampe’s funeral in Sigidi on Saturday in Mbizana, Wild Coast. Samson Gampe passed away

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Numsa and the Crisis in Cosatu: what now? Remembering the Numsa Moment

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From Amandla! Issue No.33 | MARCH/APRIL 2014 During the 1980s the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) was the figurehead of the so-called ‘workerist’ tendency within the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and has always been

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Robertson Abattoir – Slavery of a special type (a story from 5 Years ago)

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Recently the exploitative, degrading working conditions at Robertson Winery were in every newspaper. This is not a new problem. The working conditions at Robertson Abattoir that were publicly denounced since 2011, appear just as another facet of workers exploitation in post-Apartheid

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DMR pushing for Xolobeni mining at Wild Coast Sun meeting: Where is the “18 month moratorium”?

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Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) 2016-11-24: DMR pushing for Xolobeni mining at Wild Coast Sun meeting: Where is the “18 month moratorium”? Today the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) called “Xholobeni stakeholders” to a meeting at Wild Coast Sun Casino. An

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Breaking News! CSAAWU COMMUNIQUE ON THE SETTLEMENT OF THE 14 WEEK STRIKE AT ROBERTSON WINERY

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CSAAWU COMMUNIQUE ON THE SETTLEMENT OF THE 14 WEEK STRIKE AT ROBERTSON WINERY (23 November 2016) CSAAWU wishes to announce that we have finally reached a settlement with Robertson Winery, which brings a heroic worker – led 14 week strike to

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“Affordability” and profit shifting at Robertson Winery

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In September 2016, about 230 workers at Robertson Winery (RW) in the Western Cape went on strike. They have been picketing the factory gates, trying to stop the recruitment of strike breakers and urging all in Robertson not to buy

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