A taxi strike is underway in Gauteng, as the National Taxi Alliance (NTA) protests outstanding COVID-19 relief fund payments.
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Teachers have a tough enough task without being forced to deal with awful facilities during the marking process. Do better KZN.
Driving through Johannesburg cbd today. City of gold.Posted by Renier Buys on Tuesday, 1 December 2015
Jozi ain’t looking so pretty as the strike hits the end of its second week and the city’s rubbish is yet to be picked up.
Are you not happy with your salary? Why not just go on strike, like so many people in South Africa. The only problem is that you might get fired, like the cast of Generations
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That’s right, friends. Vistors to the CBD will enjoy free parking today in the normally paid-for spots, owing to a parking marshall strike. The free parking will be available for as long as the strike continues, so you better run those errands while the going’s good.
A passenger who was on SAA’s New York to Johannesburg flight on Tuesday, landing on Wednesday morning, has confirmed that SAA are no longer serving dinner on the flight. But that’s just the beginning.
Zuma addressed reporters this morning at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on the general state of the economy, and government’s plan of action to stabalise the mining sector. Following the speech, the Rand slid from R9,71, to over R10 to the US Dollar, this afternoon.
Early reports are that a farmer in Wellington has been pulled form his bakkie and beaten to death by protesting farm labourers in the Western Cape fruit farming region of Wellington. Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille tweeted the following at 13h00 on Wednesday: Reports coming that a farmer has died after being assaulted in Wellington. […]
Over the past week we’ve seen violent protests by farmworkers demanding higher wages and better working conditions. Farmworkers in the De Doorns and other Western Cape areas went on strike in demand of a R150 daily wage. In a bid to show their support, the ANC in the Eastern Cape called for the complete boycott of South African wines yesterday.
Yesterday, about 400 miners at the Nkaneng informal settlement in Photsaneng near Rustenburg resulted to violence in order to voice their frustrations. In the process, a man was burned to death, and another was shot dead. Several security guards were also assualted by strikers.
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Members of the transport industry are marching in the Johannesburg CBD today to protest their current salaries. Earlier this morning, in related activities, two trucks were set alight in Boksburg outside the Jerusalem Informal Settlement. To make matters worse, reports are starting to come in that petrol pumps around Gauteng and other provinces are starting to run out of fuel fast.
Today is the fourth day that approximately 20 000 workers across South Africa from the freight transport sector are on strike over wages. They rejected the latest offer of a staggered 9% increase, and asked for a 12% increase instead. They have promised to “bring the economy to its knees” if their demands are not met.
Evans Ramokga, an Amplats strike leader, has told the Associated Press that a miner was run over by a police armoured car and dragged several metres before it stopped yesterday. He said the man died overnight in hospital.
Yesterday we reported on Julius Malema visiting more striking miners, and telling them how the president does not see them as a priority. At the same time, Jacob Zuma was asked in parliament to explain government’s action plan to return stability to areas that have been dogged by violence and protracted strikes.