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The Communication Workers Union is extremely disappointed at the continuous undermining of the collective bargaining agreement by the SABC. The SABC Board and management continue to operate in bad faith playing delaying tactics in the 2023/2024 wage dispute. It took CWU three months to finalise the picketing rules and to be issued with a certificate […]

Government does not have the money to employ South Africa’s nearly 700 unemployed doctors, says Health Minister

IOL News reports that “the government just does not have the money,” was the short answer by Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla on the critical issue of unemployment among medical professionals in South Africa. Speaking at a press briefing on Monday, Phaahla said that this year, the South African Medical Association and its trade union counterpart submitted the […]

Fishing companies take Creecy to court over quotas

GroundUp writes that about 12 companies are taking Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy to court following the conclusion of the commercial fishing rights appeals process at the end of 2023. The companies are, in separate matters, opposing the refusal of 15-year commercial fishing rights, saying that the decisions were unlawful, and […]

Home Affairs extends hours for ID collections

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SABC writes that The Department of Home Affairs says it will open its offices for an extra two hours for identity document collections. This is in support of the second and final voter registration which will be held this weekend, in preparation for the upcoming elections. However, online voter registrations will remain open until President Cyril […]

Public schools call on government to provide sufficient stationery

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SABC News reports that parents from underprivileged homes in Gqeberha are calling for government to provide sufficient stationery in all public schools. This as schools issue stationery lists to be bought by parents, despite the government delivering. The school governing body of one of the public schools in Gqeberha claims that the stationery provided by […]

DENOSA warns 2023 matriculants to beware of bogus nursing colleges

While congratulating the 2023 group of matriculants for the outstanding achievement and performance and wishing them well in their chosen fields of studies post-matric, the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) wishes to forewarn this cohort to be extra vigilant and beware of possible bogus nursing colleges as many of them will start seeking […]

Shop stewards face disciplinary action

DFA reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) and the Public Servants Association (PSA) believe that attempts are being made to dismiss their shop stewards at the Northern Cape Department of Sport, Arts and Culture for exposing chief directors who were implicated in allegations of corruption, maladministration and financial misconduct. The […]

700 jobs will be created for R706 construction in Letsemeng

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SABC News reports that nearly 700 jobs will be created for residents of the Letsemeng Municipality in the Free State for the duration of the construction of R706 between Jacobsdaal and Koffiefontein. The Roads and Transport MEC, Maqueen Letsoha-Mathae, is handing over the project to communities. The department’s spokesperson, Hillary Mophethe, says the construction is […]