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    Solidarity challenges the call to torch white Western Cape farms; Maasdorp should be prosecuted

      Solidarity has lodged a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission against Lindsay Maasdorp of the Black First Land First group, following his statement, among others, that: “If famers felt blessed by God when it rained on their fields, then oppressed black people could feel blessed if white-owned farms burnt down.” And on […]

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    2016’s mining fatalities disappointing – Solidarity

      Trade union Solidarity today said that the number of mining fatalities recorded in 2016 have shown no significant improvement compared with those of 2015. According to statistics announced by the minister of Mineral Resources, 73 miners died in South African mines in 2016, compared with the 77 miners who had died in 2015. The […]

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    Huge settlement for member in SAPS due to affirmative action – Solidarity

      Trade union Solidarity today achieved a huge settlement on behalf of one of its members in the South African Police Service (SAPS). This followed after this member had been overlooked for promotion repeatedly as a result of affirmative action. According to Anton van der Bijl, head of Solidarity’s Centre for Fair Labour Practices, this […]

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    We will not allow Barbrook to follow in Lily Mine’s footsteps – Solidarity

      Trade union Solidarity today said it would not allow Barbrook Mine, which has recently been put under business rescue, to follow in the footsteps of Lily Mine, its sister mine. This comes after Solidarity this week met with Barbrook’s business rescue practitioner (BRP) about the Barbrook situation. According to Connie Prinsloo, Solidarity’s deputy general […]

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    Solidarity fights for its members at Barbrook Mine

    Trade union Solidarity said today that it was concerned about the state of affairs at Vantage Goldfields’ Barbrook Mine and that it would continue to do all it can to protect its members at the mine. This follows after the Barbrook Mine was placed under business rescue at the end of 2016, shortly after its […]

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    Highveld Steel agreement will benefit economy and community – Solidarity 

    Trade union Solidarity today welcomed the agreement that ArcelorMittal South Africa concluded with the Evraz Highveld Steel plant outside Witbank. According to Marius Croucamp, deputy general secretary of the steel and engineering industry at Solidarity, the agreement involves that a sub-division of Highveld Steel, Highveld Structural Mill Proprietary Limited (HSM), will be utilised to produce […]

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    Judgment in UP language policy case a huge blow

      A blow to South African language rights – this is how the applicants AfriForum, AfriForum Youth and Solidarity have described the North Gauteng High Court’s ruling in their language case against the University of Pretoria (UP). The UP will phase out Afrikaans as medium of tuition as of 2017. The case was heard on […]

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    Solidarity brings a court application to save the Bargaining Council for the Metal and Engineering Industry

      Solidarity today served papers on all interested parties to have the Bargaining Council for the Metal and Engineering Industry (“MEIBC”) placed under curatorship in a bid to save it from ruin. According to Solidarity Deputy General Secretary Marius Croucamp, the trade union had to intervene to save what can be saved. “The prolonged mismanagement […]

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    DCS scorns ConCourt’s order after historic affirmative action verdict – Solidarity

      Trade union Solidarity today announced that it had brought an application to obtain an order for contempt against the Department of Corrective Services (DCS), after the department failed to heed an earlier order by the Constitutional Court. This follows after the Constitutional Court’s verdict on 15 July this year that the DCS’s decision not […]

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    Report shows how citizenry outperforms government

    58% – Approximately the percentage of eligible voters who did not vote in this year’s election. 92% – The percentage of municipalities whose finances this year are worrying. 4 – The number of negative records set by the Springboks in 2016. These figures are among the most important statistics in the Solidarity Research Institute’s 2016 […]

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