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Wednesday | 08 April | 2020 BEE: Solidarity ready for court; opposition from government

On 28 April Solidarity will put its case before the Northern Gauteng High Court against the Department of Small Business Development and the Department of Tourism over black economic empowerment (BEE) as a prerequisite for receiving emergency funding. This comes after Solidarity today received a notice in which the departments  … Read more

Monday | 30 March | 2020 Date set for case -BEE as prerequisite for emergency relief

 Solidarity today served an urgent application on the Presidency and various other ministries to demand clarity on specifications set in the prerequisites for small businesses (SMMEs) to qualify for funding. The case is scheduled to be heard in the Northern Gauteng High Court on 28 April. This comes after Solidarity  … Read more

Wednesday | 25 March | 2020 BEE prerequisite for emergency funds: ANC shows true colours

Solidarity today lodged a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and is preparing for urgent litigation against government’s plans to make crisis funding for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) subject to black economic empowerment (BEE).   This comes after it was put unequivocally at a press  … Read more

Tuesday | 24 March | 2020 Solidarity demands answers -race criteria emergency funds

Solidarity today sent a letter to the Department of Small Business Development requesting that government confirm before close of business today that race will play no role in granting assistance to small businesses. Solidarity has learnt from the media that correspondence that is doing the rounds in this regard is  … Read more

Monday | 23 March | 2020 Minister must ensure health practitioners’ safety

In a letter to Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, the Solidarity Occupational Guild for Healthcare Practitioners called for stringent measures to be put in place to ensure the health and safety of healthcare practitioners.   “We are shocked to learn of the extremely dangerous conditions in which our members are  … Read more

Friday | 20 March | 2020 Covid-19: Court case for the sake of doctor’s safety

The first labour-related court case on Covid-19 can serve before the Labour Court as early as next week. Solidarity intends to bring an urgent application on behalf of Dr Megan Sarah Martin. This comes after Dr Martin treated a patient at the Levai Mbatha Community Health Centre who showed symptoms  … Read more

Monday | 09 March | 2020 Solidarity wins case on false accusations of racism

Solidarity today achieved a victory against false accusations of racism being made in the workplace. This comes after one of Solidarity’s members working at the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development was unlawfully suspended without pay in 2019 after having been falsely accused of racism. “Of course, we welcome the  … Read more

Wednesday | 04 March | 2020 Solidarity -plan for the protection of health practitioners

The Solidarity Occupational Guild for Health Practitioners today announced its five-point plan to take definite action against violence against health practitioners. This comes in the wake of the latest report of a serious attack on a doctor in KwaZulu-Natal while performing her duties. Due to the serious nature of her  … Read more

Friday | 28 February | 2020 We will not allow the ANC to steal our future

Solidarity strongly condemned the statements regarding the pension funds and prescribed assets of Ministers Mboweni and Gordhan during press conferences. These Ministers have stated on two separate occasions regarding the budget speech that they are in favour of a plan where pension funds are used to fund struggling state-owned enterprises.  … Read more

Thursday | 27 February | 2020 Constitutional amendment mainly based on misrepresentations

In its comments to the parliamentary ad hoc committee, Solidarity strongly condemns the proposed amendment to section 25 of the Constitution. Apart from the disastrous effect of expropriation without compensation worldwide, Solidarity believes that the rationale for this policy is largely based on misconceptions about land ownership in South Africa.  … Read more

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