Articles by Masego Mafata

Striking steel workers to return to duty by Monday

Unions agree to three-year increases and will be back paid from 1 July 2021

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22 October 2021

Steel federation says 6% wage increase offer is final

CEO says sector has lost over 50,000 jobs this year alone

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15 October 2021

Steel strike continues as NUMSA members reject SEIFSA offer

Investigation ongoing into security guards accused of using live ammunition on striking workers

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14 October 2021

Workers and police clash as NUMSA steel strike continues

Unions are considering an offer by employer association SEIFSA

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12 October 2021

Vavi calls for general strike to support metal workers

Employers say NUMSA’s demands will force companies to close

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8 October 2021

Hundreds of workers march for end to pay freeze

COSATU members and affiliated unions held demonstrations across the country

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7 October 2021

Protesters accuse SASSA officials of bribery

They also demand improved Social Relief of Distress Grant application process

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4 October 2021

Refugee children wait years to get into schools

The Three2Six Project has hundreds of children on its waiting list

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4 October 2021

Tembisa mom turns illegal dump site into vegetable garden

Itumeleng Phiri started a recycling business on the site, then a food garden

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30 September 2021

From black bags to black belt: Reclaimer teaches Soweto youth Karate

Sensei Mandla Nkonde uses some of the money he makes from recycling to keep the academy afloat

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27 September 2021

Activists demand SASSA fix “flawed” Covid-19 grant application process

SASSA says only 8 million of the 13 million people who applied for the R350 grant were approved

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24 September 2021

Joburg can no longer rely on its water supply

Demand often exceeds supply as infrastructure crumbles

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10 September 2021

Informal waste reclaimers get World Wildlife Fund award

But the African Reclaimers Organisation says they have still not been integrated into the City of Johannesburg’s waste management plan

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8 September 2021

Mayor promises probe into shoddily built Johannesburg flats

Residents say previous attempts to get the City or developers to fix defects have been futile

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6 September 2021

Free art therapy, drama and stories help inner-city children find their way

For 27 years, Lefika la Phodiso has welcomed Johannesburg children from six to 18

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6 September 2021