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Dear Solidarity Member Since the Solidarity Movement last week in Centurion announced its 10-point plan to deal with the crises in the university sector, it has been inundated by numerous enquiries. We share your concerns and frustration about the situation that is prevailing on campuses countrywide and we have already  … Read more


Solidarity Movement announces 10-point plan on university sector

On Wednesday, in Centurion, the Solidarity Movement will announce its 10-point plan regarding the crises in the university sector. The Solidarity Movement, which includes Solidarity, AfriForum, AfriForum Youth and Solidarity Helping Hand, insists, among other things, that the universities should be reopened immediately after the recess. The Movement represents thousands  … Read more


Higher Education Bill a threat to academic excellence – Solidarity Movement

Increasing state control over public universities poses an increasing threat to academic freedom, institutional independence, quality university education and quality research. This is the opinion expressed by Solidarity Movement Chairperson Flip Buys today after the controversial Higher Education Amendment Bill has just been passed by Parliament. Buys warned that the  … Read more


Tuks management lifts suspension of violent EFF students – Solidarity

Foto: Nigel Sibanda; The Citizen.

Trade unions Solidarity and UPWO have criticised the decision by the University of Pretoria (UP) management to lift the suspension of four EFF students. At a meeting over the weekend, UP management decided to lift the suspension of the group of EFF students who had been suspended recently due to  … Read more


Solidarity visits UP campus to assess state of safety

Die Solidariteit-span wat vroeër die UP se hoofkampus besoek het om vas te stel of die kampus veilig is vir lede.

A team of observers from trade union Solidarity today visited the University of Pretoria (UP) to establish whether the campus was safe for its members to continue their work on this campus in a normal way today. This comes after EFF protesters still threatened to make the campus ungovernable today  … Read more


Restoring a peaceful, stable and sustained academic programme at the University of Pretoria (UP)

  MEDIA STATEMENT ON AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE FOLLOWING PARTIES:   GAUTENG PROVINCE ALLIANCE AND PROGRESSIVE YOUTH ALLIANCE REPRESENTED AS FOLLOWS: AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (ANC) GAUTENG PROVINCE SOUTH AFRICAN COMMUNIST PARTY (SACP) GAUTENG PROVINCE CONGRESS OF SOUTH AFRICAN TRADE UNIONS (COSATU) GAUTENG PROVINCE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL CIVIC ASSOCIATION (SANCO) GAUTENG PROVINCE  … Read more


Campus violence: Solidarity warns against second Marikana

There are direct similarities between the current spate of student protest action and the Marikana incident that took place in August 2012. This warning comes from Solidarity General Secretary Gideon du Plessis. Du Plessis also warned that if student protest leaders should continue to stir up strife and to romanticise  … Read more


Solidarity, Upwo recommends that UP members should not return to work until campus is safe

In a letter to the University of Pretoria (UP) Management, trade union Solidarity and the University of Pretoria Workers Organisation (Upwo) said today that its members will only report for duty if the university is able to guarantee their continued safety. The unions furthermore requested the university management to make  … Read more


Legal action will follow if EFF proceeds with campus demonstrations – Solidarity

Solidarity trade union today in a letter to Kabelo Mahlobogwane, EFF chairperson at the University of Pretoria, warned that it would take legal action if the party proceeds with its planned campus demonstration tomorrow, Friday 19 February, to make the University of Pretoria (UP) “ungovernable”, in Mahlobogwane’s words. According to  … Read more


Tuks must guarantee safety of lecturers, staff – Solidarity  

In reaction to threats by the EFF to make the University of Pretoria (UP) ungovernable, the Solidarity trade union has requested UP management in writing to ensure the safety of its members there. Solidarity warned that, should the university fail to ensure the safety of its members, the union would  … Read more


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