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Thursday | 13 December | 2018 BLF’s message is clear – Solidarity requests IEC to scratch the party

Solidarity has submitted a letter to the Independent Election Commission (IEC) today in which the union formally requests that the IEC scratch the registration of the Black First Land First (BLF) as a political party to prevent them from participating in next year’s election. This follows after the leader of  … Read more

Wednesday | 12 December | 2018 Solidarity will be in court today to stall NSF promotions

Solidarity will bring an application in the Palace of Justice today to obtain an urgent interdict to temporarily stall promotions of police members that are being made in terms of the Non-Statutory Forces (NSF) Project. This comes after Solidarity disclosed in November that the secret NSF Project sets out to  … Read more

Monday | 10 December | 2018 BLF must be held accountable for murder pronouncements

Solidarity today announced that it will approach the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to file a complaint against the BLF in order to stop the party from participating in next year’s elections. This follows after the fringe party’s leader, Andile Mngxitama, urged an audience at a BLF event this past weekend  … Read more

Friday | 07 December | 2018 NHI:Continued pressure by civil society important

By Francois Redelinghuys Solidarity’s Occupational Guild for Health Practitioners encouraged civil society this week to continue to apply pressure from all spheres on the controversial NHI Bill.This follows after the Cabinet rejected the current Bill on National Health Insurance (NHI) earlier. According to Morné Malan, senior researcher at the Solidarity  … Read more

Thursday | 06 December | 2018 Min. Radebe to explain in court – magistrate non-appointment

Minister Jeff Radebe, former Minister of Justice, must today explain to the North Gauteng High Court, sitting as an Equality Court, why he had blatantly ignored a recommendation by the Magistrate’s Commission to promote magistrate Martin Kroukamp to the position of senior magistrate at the Alberton Magistrate’s Court in 2014.  … Read more

Thursday | 29 November | 2018 NHI: Government more concerned about ideology than citizens

Solidarity’s Occupational Guild for Health Practitioners today expressed their dissatisfaction with the irresponsible way the National Health Insurance Bill (NHI) is dealt with. This followed the Health Department’s attempt to get the proposed bill approved without proper public participation and consultation. According to Morné Malan, senior researcher at the Solidarity  … Read more

Wednesday | 21 November | 2018 Legal steps announced on behalf of unemployed young person

“Yes4Youth is telling young white unemployed persons like those in Danville that they do not deserve help and that they are privileged, while their black neighbour or even the son or daughter of a wealthy black Sandton businessman apparently needs a kick-start.” This is how Paul Maritz, the coordinator of  … Read more

Tuesday | 20 November | 2018 Constitutional Court: Hlaudi Motsoeneng must cough up

Ten ConCourt judges unanimously found that Hlaudi Motsoeneng must pay the legal costs of trade unions Solidarity and Bemawu that represented the SABC 8 in their case in the Labour Court over their unlawful dismissal. According to Solidarity Chief Executive Dr Dirk Hermann, the parties’ total cost could amount to  … Read more

Monday | 19 November | 2018 Solidarity welcomes Treasury as partner against radical NHI

Solidarity welcomes the harsh and comprehensive criticism the acting Director General of the National Treasury, Ismail Momoniat, levelled at the controversial National Health Insurance Bill. This criticism came to light after a letter to the Department of Health was leaked. Morné Malan, a senior researcher at the Solidarity Research Institute  … Read more

Thursday | 15 November | 2018 Ruling of Constitutional Review Committee

Solidarity strongly condemns the decision of the Constitutional Review Committee, and submits that this decision threatens to take South Africa to becoming a failed state. Werner Human, Solidarity’s deputy chief executive, explains that this decision makes a mockery of the administrative process that was clearly just a guise. “This decision  … Read more

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