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Thursday | 28 May | 2020 Solidarity presents code of good practice to many principals

Solidarity today presented a comprehensive code of good practice to many principals and governing bodies for a responsible return to schools that will not compromise health. The Code of Good Practice provides guidelines on how to manage the Covid-19 risk and how to comply with all the relevant legislation and  … Read more

Thursday | 21 May | 2020 Application for to appeal in the BEE emergency fund matter

Solidarity and AfriForum today in the Northern Gauteng High Court served their applications for leave to appeal in their respective cases against the Department of Tourism. This comes after this department earlier announced that emergency relief to businesses in this industry that are affected by the Covid-19 crisis would be  … Read more

Thursday | 21 May | 2020 Solidarity members show up for work in protest

Solidarity members showed up for work at ArcelorMittal in Vanderbijlpark today. Their reporting for work is in protest against the lockdown regulations that have prevented hundreds of thousands of people to work. This came after Solidarity asked thousands of workers across the country to put pressure on the government so  … Read more

Tuesday | 19 May | 2020 Lockdown: Denel cannot afford salaries

Solidarity had a meeting with Denel on 18 May after receiving communication from Denel indicating that it would not be possible for the arms manufacturer to pay employee’s salaries at the end of May.   “The current lockdown measures are aggravating the situation in which Denel already finds itself. As  … Read more

Saturday | 16 May | 2020 Solidarity: plans after ConCourt on matter of race criterion

The Constitutional Court dismissed Solidarity’s application to appeal directly to this court. The application followed a ruling by the North Gauteng High Court that the use of race as criterion to determine who may receive aid during the Covid-19 crisis was justified.   However, the court has not yet given  … Read more

Wednesday | 13 May | 2020 Lockdown: Solidarity ask role players to pressure government

Solidarity today sent letters to more than 10 000 players in the economy asking them to pressure government to revise the current lockdown radically. Among the role players count several thousand small and medium-sized organisations, large companies such as Sasol, ArcelorMittal, mining houses, employers’ and business organisations such as Neasa, the  … Read more

Tuesday | 05 May | 2020 Solidarity, AfriForum to Con. Court against race help

    Solidarity and AfriForum’s legal teams today issued court documents wherein they approach the Constitutional Court directly on an urgent basis to appeal against the High Court’s judgment that gave the Department of Tourism the green light to use race as criterion when determining which struggling tourism businesses must  … Read more

Monday | 04 May | 2020 Solidarity lays charge against Minister of Small Business

Solidarity laid a criminal charge against the Minister of Small Business Development, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, at the Lyttelton police station today.   The charge includes perjury. This came after the Minister, under oath and in court documents, gave Solidarity the undertaking that race does not play a role as criterion for  … Read more

Thursday | 30 April | 2020 Solidarity will ask Constitutional Court to rule race relief

Solidarity announced that it would ask the Constitutional Court to decide on an urgent basis whether the granting of relief on the basis of race is constitutional. This comes after the Northern Gauteng High Court ruled that the Department of Tourism’s decision to use race as criterion for granting relief  … Read more

Wednesday | 29 April | 2020 Solidarity to court if Small Business uses race relief

Solidarity today, in a letter to the Minister of Small Business Development, Khumbudzo Ntshavehni, insisted that she should refrain from using race as criterion to qualify for relief funds during the Covid-19 pandemic. This comes after she acknowledged on Tuesday, 28 April that race will indeed be considered in the  … Read more

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