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SAFTU contacts per sector

SAFTU contacts per sector The emergence of the new federation, SAFTU, offers hope to the current crisis in national worker representation and presents itself as a new dawn for South Africa’s trade union movement. It has proposed to fulfill the

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Amadiba Update: Journalist Attackers taken to Trial

Press release Amadiba Crisis Committee 2017-06-11:  Trial in Mbizana on Tuesday 13 June for the attack during Xolobeni funeral of Bazooka Radebe. On 6 June, Mining Minister Mr Zwane finally decided an 18 month moratorium for mining applications in Xolobeni

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[Watch] ihlazo (Disagrace) at Xolobeni – Sanral CEO visits Amadiba

Ihlazo (Disagrace) at Xolobeni – CEO of Sanral visits Amadiba Is the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road the right road for SANRAL to go? This film is not an abstract academic discussion, but an honest face to face encounter between the

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Ivory Park occupation ends tragically

Last night (22 May 2017) two people lost their lives and 12 others have been hospitalised following violent clashes with Ekurhuleni Metro Police and the Red Ants in Ivory Park. That day about 600 houses were demolished by the EMPD following

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Sex is political not personal

NUMBER OF SHOCKING incidents have featured in the news recently. In one incident, primary school children simulated rape on school playgrounds in the ‘rape game’. Rather than being distressing to the children, the game provoked laughter. In another, teenagers circulated images

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Changing the law to take the land

By Local Amandla! Correspondent for Amandla! Magazine Issue 51 The protection of community land is threatened. Right now, there are proposals on three laws being debated. They concern the removal of all such protection. A significant proportion of land in

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A new federation: way forward or cul de sac?

Amandla! correspondent in Amandla! Issue No.46 |JUNE 2016 The workers summit of April 30 brought together 51 unions, including the 22 affiliates of Nactu. On its own that is an achievement and a gain. The final declaration of the Summit included

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Amadiba Crisis Committee: the struggle continues

By Amandla! Correspondent Amandla! Issue No.46  JUNE 2016 In Amandla! 45, we reported on the cynical assassination of Bazooka Radebe, the chairperson of the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC ). ACC has been involved in a decadelong fight against an Australian

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Some lessons from history

Some lessons from history By Jan Theron Theron, was General Secretary of Food and Canning Workers Union from 1976 to 1986, writes on lessons for the new federation ahead of the launch of the South Arican Federation of Trade Unions

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South African Federation of Trade Unions [SAFTU] Launch

Opening address by Raymond Mnguni, Chairperson of the Steering Committee for the new trade union federation, 21 April 2017, Boksburg Comrade Chairperson, delegates, visitors and friends On behalf of the Steering Committee I welcome you all to this historic gathering.

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