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Friday | 11 June | 2021 Sale in controlling share of SAA welcomed

Solidarity welcomes the sale of a controlling share in South African Airways to private shareholders. “From the outset, Solidarity has stated unequivocally that private ownership is the only conceivable way forward for South African Airways. In fact, in business plans contained in Solidarity’s business rescue court documents, it was clear  … Read more

Thursday | 10 June | 2021 Announcement of generating electricity privately welcomed

Solidarity welcomes President Ramaphosa’s announcement that private individuals and institutions may in future generate up to 100 MW for their own use without a license. We are also pleased that the licensing process for such generation is cancelled. “The decentralisation and privatisation of generating electricity is a huge step in  … Read more

Thursday | 10 June | 2021 Court application on unlawful vaccine conditions

Solidarity and AfriForum have brought an urgent court application, firstly, to request more information concerning the vaccine conditions imposed on Johnson & Johnson by SAHPRA, and secondly, for the revision of the decision to impose these conditions. SAHPRA has approved the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is manufactured by Janssen  … Read more

Thursday | 10 June | 2021 Report shows alarming racial discrimination in South Africa

Solidarity released a report today during a media conference regarding the continuous and fearsome trend of racial discrimination in South Africa.   According to Connie Mulder, Head of the Solidarity Research Institute (SRI), this survey, to which 4 856 respondents reacted, indicates that race is virtually predominant in South Africa.    … Read more

Thursday | 10 June | 2021 New report on racial discrimination and classification

Solidarity will present its report on racial discrimination and classification in South Africa on Thursday, 10 June. “The situation in which South Africa finds itself is miles away from the non-racial South Africa that was promised with a new constitution, and although it is one of the core principles of  … Read more

Tuesday | 08 June | 2021 Solidarity: Minister is killing economy with regulations  

Solidarity expressed its concern after the latest GDP figures were released today. According to Solidarity, the growth is not sufficient to compensate for the losses caused by the lockdown measures, and Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel is hampering further growth with unnecessary regulations.   “Although 4,7% growth is  … Read more

Thursday | 03 June | 2021 Youth unemployment: government looks on as disaster unfolds

Solidarity today expressed its dissatisfaction regarding the government’s handling of the unemployment crisis and especially the youth unemployment crisis that South Africa is currently facing. This came after yesterday’s publication of the statistics on unemployment by Statistics South Africa.   Although the official unemployment rate for the first quarter is  … Read more

Tuesday | 01 June | 2021 Cubans appointed at much higher cost than SA engineers

Solidarity today disclosed new information on the import of Cuban engineers. Some of the information indicates that the Cuban engineers do have employment contracts and are paid up to R300 000 per year more than South African engineers.   Part of their remuneration is extensive fringe benefits that include flight  … Read more

Tuesday | 01 June | 2021 New information: Cuban engineers and review application

Solidarity will disclose new information today on the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation’s intention to import Cuban engineers to South Africa, as well as the review application to be brought by Solidarity to have the Minister’s decision declared invalid. This follows after the Minister disclosed to Solidarity comprehensive  … Read more

Monday | 31 May | 2021 Fight over racist TEF will continue in court

Solidarity and AfriForum are ready to challenge Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane and will continue with a court application to have the government’s Tourism Equity Fund declared illegal. On 27 April, the court granted an interdict to the two institutions that prevented the government from paying out any funds pending this court  … Read more

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