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Wednesday | 13 November | 2019 Flip Buys chats to Jan-Jan: “Will South Africa be okay?”

What is the future of Afrikaans? Can Eskom be turned around? What does our economy need? What about emigration? Guided by 17 crucial questions hurled at him by the public, the seasoned political journalist Jan-Jan Joubert looks at the pressure our country is experiencing in his new book Will South  … Read more

Thursday | 31 October | 2019 Solidarity: The only hope now for the tainted SARS

By Mia Slabbert The South African Revenue Service’s anti-corruption and security unit used to be one of the best in the public service, with several awards to prove its ability and successes. The appointment of Tom Moyane, former commissioner of SARS, however, resulted in a culture of distrust, depression and  … Read more

Friday | 11 October | 2019 Solidarity steps in after unfair dismissal

By Reon Janse van Rensburg   Section 188(1) of the Labour Relations Act (No. 66 of 1995) provides that a dismissal is unfair if an employer fails to prove that a fair procedure was followed or that there was a fair reason for the dismissal. Schedule 8, item 4, of  … Read more

Thursday | 10 October | 2019 Let’s stay to build!

By Reon Janse van Rensburg “Look for what is good and noble in the past, and build the future on it” – Paul Kruger, former President of the Zuid-Afrikaanse Republiek of 1883 to 1900 Free, safe and prosperous! – We are here to #BuildToStay Today is not just Paul Kruger’s  … Read more

Wednesday | 09 October | 2019 Solidarity member: From shortlist to list of rankings

By Reon Janse van Rensburg 28 years – that’s the tally of Captain Sureta Gelderblom’s experience in the South African Police Service (SAPS) which is just over a quarter of a century’s experience in serious commercial crime investigations in the Western Cape, about 13 of which involved the banks, and  … Read more

Friday | 13 September | 2019 Sol-Tech – the future is already being built today

By Reon Janse van Rensburg   13 September 2019 – a day synonymous with excitement and success that has been in the making for a long time. Today the Sol-Tech Occupational Training College made a huge announcement by way of a traditional sod-turning ceremony. The ceremony is part of Sol-Tech’s  … Read more

Thursday | 12 September | 2019 Solidarity welcomes legislation dealing with secret ballot

By Reon Janse van Rensburg   It’s official – the principle of holding a secret ballot before embarking on strike action is now included in the Labour Relations Amendment Act. This means that it would now be illegal to go on a strike if a trade union has not first  … Read more

Wednesday | 04 September | 2019 Solidarity’s deputy general secretary on Steel Committee

By Reon Janse van Rensburg   Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel last week appointed members of the Steel Committee of the International Trade and Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa, who will, inter alia, be responsible for monitoring the steel industry. Solidarity is pleased to announce that Marius Croucamp,  … Read more

Friday | 30 August | 2019 Solidarity disappointed about decentralised bargaining

By Reon Janse van Rensburg From now on, the various trade unions representing members in the coal industry will have to conduct wage negotiations at company level. This comes after employers in the industry withdrew from centralised bargaining. The decision enjoys the support of the Minerals Council as an employer  … Read more

Thursday | 29 August | 2019 Solidarity rejoices in Sibanye-Stillwater’s zero fatalities

It is with great pleasure and appreciation that Solidarity welcomes SA Gold Segment of Sibanye-Stillwater’s achievement of safe production without a fatality for a period of one year and seven million fatality-free shifts.   2018 was a bleak year for Sibanye-Stillwater as they suffered 21 mining fatalities in mining disasters  … Read more

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