Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu has been given less than 24-hours to suspend her department’s Cuban engineer programme, or she may have to defend its rollout in court. The programme has courted controversy with trade union Solidarity threatening to go to court on Friday to obtain an[…]
Civil rights organization AfriForum says it will be monitoring the NPA regarding the decisions it takes against EFF leader Julius Malema for inciting violence against police officers. Afriforum and trade union Solidarity have jointly lodged criminal charges at the Lyttelton police station against Malema. The organisations say they were approached[…]
Eight Muslim officials in Sri Lanka have stepped down from their posts in solidarity with another minister, accused by the opposition of ties to the group behind the lethal Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 250 people. The ministers quit their posts on Monday in a show of solidarity with[…]
Palestinians around the world commemorated Nakba Day (The Catastrophe) on Wednesday – regarded as the most pivotal day in the history of Palestine. On the 15 May 1948, Zionist militias forced more than 750,000 Palestinians to flee their homeland. This started a chain of events that left more than eight[…]
The suspension of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen is expected to take centre stage in the Labour Court in Johannesburg on Thursday when it hears an urgent application she lodged. The school dominated headlines two weeks ago when a photograph of Grade R pupils went viral on social media. It[…]
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the time for race politics, particularly in schools, has passed. Speaking at the opening of Centurion Primary School on Wednesday, Lesufi touched on the Schweizer-Reneke primary school controversy, after a photo emerged showing black children sitting at a desk, separate from their white counterparts.[…]
The start of Women’s Month in South Africa will be marked by countrywide marches and pickets over violence again women, children and gender non-conforming people. “We have nothing to celebrate on 9 August,” said the organisers of #TheTotalShutdown, referring to the annual commemoration of the women’s march against apartheid passes.[…]
Millions of people across Iran and other world countries are gathering for the International Quds Day rallies to show their solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israel’s decades-long occupation and atrocities. In Tehran and other cities and towns, people from all walks of life are taking to the streets for[…]
Mango has announced that the week-long wage-strike is over. On Thursday the airline had published a schedule for the affected flights on Friday 20 October 2017 – indicating that for some flights passengers would be accommodated on alternative airlines -see the updated flight schedule here. At 08:45 on Friday morning[…]
JacarandaFM breakfast show co-hosts Tumi Morake and Martin Bester met with trade union Solidarity and “agreed to disagree” over the accusations of racism that the union launched against Morake. Some of Morake’s comments during a debate on the show raised the ire of the union. She compared apartheid to a[…]
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