Articles by Joseph Chirume

Spar workers strike over pay

Union asked for 8.1% while the company is offering 3%


23 March 2021

Farm workers say they have nothing to celebrate on Human Rights Day

Illegal evictions of farm dwellers on the rise, says union


23 March 2021

Gqeberha roads blocked by protesters demanding jobs

Unemployed Motherwell residents want to be prioritised by the Coega Development Corporation


17 March 2021

Kariega’s new R25 million sports complex has opened

This follows several years of protests by residents demanding more facilities for their community


8 March 2021

Dire water situation in Port Alfred

Ndlambe Municipality hopes a reverse osmosis plant will bring relief at end of March


26 February 2021

Labour department acts against Queenstown factory where worker’s hand was severed

Eugene Jali lost his hand in a maize mixing machine


20 January 2021

Dozens risk arrest for flouting lockdown rules to try to apply for IDs

But minister Motsoaledi this week temporarily suspended certain services, including applications for new IDs, passports and all marriage services


14 January 2021

Westville households get electricity after 10 years

Residents believe their area will be safer without illegal connections


12 January 2021

Students threaten to close Nelson Mandela University

Students say they have not received National Student Financial Aid Scheme allowances


3 December 2020

Thousands of health workers march for permanent employment

“We put our lives at risk but we are not permanently employed”

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26 November 2020

If poverty and Covid-19 don’t kill you a gunshot will, says PE protester

Residents are demanding better policing amid crime spike


23 November 2020

Truda Foods asks court for permanent interdict against suspended workers

The company refuses to recognise a union and a community group as worker representatives


6 November 2020

Municipal workers threaten to intensify protests

Expanded Public Works Programme workers want permanent jobs


3 November 2020