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Three women protest silently as Ramaphosa speaks at launch of better school sanitation initiative

PRETORIA, August 14 – Three women silently protested in the hall while president Cyril Ramaphosa was delivering his speech on Tuesday during the launch of the Sanitation Appropriate for Education (SAFE), an initiative aimed at improving sanitation at some of the country’s poorest schools. The women held placards and slammed the government for the deaths […]

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NUM, Numsa reject Eskom wage offer, want Ramaphosa to intervene

KEMPTON PARK, June 12 – The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Tuesday officially rejected Eskom’s zero percent wage offer, saying that the state-owned power utility cannot plead poverty because it was “dealing with a self-imposed crisis”. Last week, wage negotiations at Eskom collapsed after unions walked […]

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Haffajee’s lament on a Ramaphosa exclusive patency of ‘thuma mina’ claim rings hollow!

Ferial Haffajee, the colourful editor of the SA office for the Huffington Post, in one of her recent opinion pieces, bemoans the fact that President Ramaphosa’s ‘thuma mina’ otherwise understood as ‘send me’ campaign theme is now no more exclusively his but used by populists in the African National Congress. She in unsolicited sense advises the president against allowing […]