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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 […]

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Municipalities, state-owned companies must release unused land for urban poor – Ramaphosa

PARLIAMENT, May 23  – Municipalities and state-owned companies must expropriate and release unused land for housing the country’s urban, landless poor, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday.   “Municipalities and state-owned enterprises need to release unused land and service sites for housing so that our people must have houses, so that they also […]

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KZN killings can be linked to ANC conferences, says Cosatu

DURBAN, May 15 – The country’s largest trade union federation and ruling party alliance partner has said there is a link between political killings in KwaZulu-Natal and African National Congress (ANC) conferences. Edwin Mkhize, the provincial secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in KwaZulu-Natal, said on Tuesday via a press statement “these killings […]

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Govt committed to accelerating land redistribution – Ramaphosa

JOHANNESBURG, April 27 –  President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday that government was committed to accelerating land redistribution, adding that economic freedom means that the land that was taken from black South Africans needs to be returned. “We are committed to accelerate the redistribution of land, both in urban and rural areas, to ensure that poor […]