Ramaphosa announces new minimum wage bill

The national minimum wage of R20 per hour will be effective from January 1 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced at a ceremony on Friday in Kliptown, Soweto. The location was chosen in a nod to the Freedom Charter, which was adopted there in 1955 and called for a minimum wage.[…]

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Cosatu to protest over Western Cape water crisis

Cosatu in the Western Cape plans to go on strike over what it calls the City of Cape Town’s failure to address the water crisis. The labour union will file an application for legal protest action with the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac). In a statement on Thursday,[…]

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Anti-corruption march hangs in the balance

The much-anticipated anti-corruption march by civil society hangs in the balance after the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) shocked the organisers by giving permission for a later date only. Although a final decision on whether to proceed had not been taken by all the organisers, one of the[…]

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