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Monday | 15 August | 2022 Load-shedding timeline: This is how Eskom struggles to keep lights on

By Nico Strydom South Africans first experience load-shedding in 2017 and no end seems to be in sight. After load-shedding having been applied in November 2007, December 2007 and January 2008, more than six years passed before load-shedding became a reality again in March 2014. At the time, wet coal  … Read more

Monday | 08 August | 2022 Denel: Mismanagement and state capture cause misery upon misery

By Reon Janse van Rensburg Solidarity is delighted on behalf of its members at Denel after a settlement resulted in about R300 million worth of outstanding salaries being paid to Solidarity members and other employees. A settlement regarding the R90 million owed to Solidarity members was also reached. Although this  … Read more

Monday | 01 August | 2022 Victory for workers – Solidarity triumphs over state enterprise Denel

A two-year legal battle ended in victory for employees with Solidarity members who have just received a total of about R90 million in pay-outs owed to them by the arms manufacturer Denel. This is a huge victory for this group of Solidarity members over the state institution Denel. This is  … Read more

Tuesday | 26 July | 2022 Government’s power plan: Solidarity will monitor implementation

By Reon Janse van Rensburg Solidarity has welcomed the announcement of the government’s plan to address the power crisis in South Africa. According to Solidarity, the plan, which echoes many of Solidarity’s recent proposals, is an emergency step in the right direction. This follows after President Ramaphosa addressed the country  … Read more

Sunday | 24 July | 2022 6 reasons you are paying more for electricity due to BEE

By Reon Janse van Rensburg South Africa has been plagued by persistent electricity shortages and high electricity costs for more than a decade. Although the future looks uncertain and South Africa is still challenged with darkness, the Solidarity Research Institute (SRI) has released a report on the Eskom energy crisis.  … Read more

Friday | 08 July | 2022 Suggestions for solving South Africa’s energy crisis

By Reon Janse van Rensburg The Solidarity Research Institute (SRI) released a report on the Eskom energy crisis. The report especially focuses on solutions to the crisis and indicates how the energy crisis affected the South African economy. The report also shows how it is the biggest obstacle for economic  … Read more

Thursday | 07 July | 2022 Is there a way to solve SA’s energy crisis?

By Reon Janse van Rensburg During the late months of 2007, South Africa experienced the first collapsing signs of the national power supply. This led to the country currently experiencing one of the largest energy crises. Euphemistically this crisis is referred to as loadshedding, but after 15 years of struggling  … Read more

Monday | 27 June | 2022 Focus on the scoreboard, not on the team photo

South Africa is not winning. When looking around it is clear that what you see is not what “winning” looks like. Load shedding, potholes, crime, unemployment, poverty and state capture are all signs of a country that is losing. The reason for this decay is so simple – the scoreboard  … Read more

Friday | 24 June | 2022 Masks in schools and the workplace

By Reon Janse van Rensburg Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla published a notice in the Government Gazette on Wednesday to repeal South Africa’s Covid-19 regulations. The regulations, which were introduced by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19, related to the wearing of face masks, the number of people  … Read more

Wednesday | 22 June | 2022 New law wants to kill South Africa with race

Dear President Ramaphosa This is not the first time that we are talking about race. This would not be the last time either. We will be in the Constitutional Court soon, because during a time of need help was only provided to black businesses in the tourism industry. That would  … Read more

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