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Tuesday | 06 April | 2021 Suspend Lesufi – MEC says tenders should satisfy his friends

Solidarity has called for the suspension with immediate effect of Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi. This comes after the Sunday papers Rapport and City Press reported on a voice recording in which Lesufi, among other things, said that it was his responsibility to see to it that tenders satisfy his  … Read more

Friday | 26 March | 2021 Sol-Tech takes its place as a beacon of hope for the youth

Solidarity has pleasure to announce that it has inaugurated the new Sol-Tech campus today. This comes after the R300-million project was completed in February 2021. “Sol-Tech is a living monument. It was built from the community by the community and was mainly funded by the monthly R10-contributions of our members.  … Read more

Wednesday | 24 March | 2021 Solidarity Youth supports Maties student organisation

Solidarity Youth today announced its support to a student organisation at the University of Stellenbosch, StudentePlein, and emphasised the seriousness of any language malpractice that is unconstitutional. This follows after StudentePlein yesterday mentioned in their press release that they insisted the Centre for Student Communities to launch a proper investigation  … Read more

Thursday | 18 March | 2021 Court approached over Department of Tourism’s racist fund

AfriForum and Solidarity’s legal team today submitted an application in their case against the Department of Tourism in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. This follows after Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa and Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, Minister of Tourism, last year introduced the Tourism Equity Fund (TEF) as an institution that supplied  … Read more

Tuesday | 16 March | 2021 Admission policy an attack on Afrikaans schools

Solidarity recently submitted its comments on the draft admission policy for public schools. According to Solidarity, these amendments threaten the continued existence of single-medium schools where only one language is offered as the language of instruction.   Amendments addressed by Solidarity in its comments are the disregard of school learners’  … Read more

Wednesday | 10 March | 2021 Solidarity member promoted after unfair SAPS labour practice

The Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council (SSSBC) delivered a ruling in favour of the Solidarity member Walter Joseph Adams against the South African Police Service (SAPS). This followed in the wake of the SAPS perpetrating unfair labour practice. In terms of the ruling, Lieutenant-Colonel Adams must be promoted to  … Read more

Tuesday | 09 March | 2021 Historical agreement between NEASA and Solidarity

The employer organisation NEASA with its approximate 10 000 members, and Solidarity have reached a growth agreement of historic importance. According to Dr Dirk Hermann, Solidarity Chief Executive, all role players in the economy must focus on growth with a specific emphasis on young people and skills development.   In  … Read more

Friday | 05 March | 2021 Kumba Iron Ore retrenchments a slap in the face

Solidarity today strongly denounced Kumba Iron Ore’s retrenchment notice affecting 1 620 members of staff, a process which could result in a proposed 653 job losses. This comes after Kumba announced its financial results that showed major growth in revenue and profit in 2020. “It is unfair and simply insensitive  … Read more

Thursday | 04 March | 2021 Solidarity has the power to have Denel assets seized

Solidarity today announced that it has obtained a warrant of execution to seize assets to the value of around R12,7 million from Denel. This comes after this state-owned enterprise failed to meet various contractual and statutory obligations towards its employees.   “This is a huge victory for our members who  … Read more

Tuesday | 02 March | 2021 Government admits private sector may purchase Covid vaccines

Solidarity and AfriForum today announced that the government has admitted under oath in its court documents that there is no legal restriction on the private sector to purchase Covid-19 vaccines. This follows after the two organisations threatened with legal action against the government, to declare unconstitutional any legal exclusion of  … Read more

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