NEHAWU plans major strike- with protests starting next week

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) says that it will move ahead with plans to strike against the government’s refusal to increase public servants’ salaries and a failure to offer adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) against the coronavirus. Nehawu’s membership base exceeds 240,000 people, making it the[…]

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ECDs to reopen under strict covid-19 safety protocols

The Western Cape Social Development MEC, Sharna Fernandez, has welcomed the court’s ruling that private kindergartens where Covid-19 security measures are in place, may reopen immediately. This includes day mothers, playgroups and pre-school centres. Judge Hans Fabricius of the High Court in Pretoria said the decision taken by National Minister[…]

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Cost of Muslim COVID19 burial raises questions

As the number of COVID-19 fatalities in South Africa continues to rise, so does the despair of not being able to hold traditional burials . The Muslim community is no exception, with the virus claiming at least 59 lives in the Western Cape alone, with 95 deaths nationally. The increased[…]

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