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The community of Ext 12 gathered for their third day of protest and held up signs calling for jobs while they burnt tyres in the middle of the road. Diepsloot resident Sharon Takalani said residents of Ext 12 were resentful that the contractors and local government had hired people they knew, and who were politically affiliated to them to work on a project just off of the R He said they had held three meetings, including one with the local community regarding the process of appointing a community officer in Diepsloot to liaise with the residents and mediate the interviewing process.
Protesters were enraged after Mabuke left after 10 minutes without addressing them, but he said the disruptions and protests near Ext 12 and 13 were allegedly instigated by residents who did not want to follow the hiring procedures.
An Economic Freedom Fighter EFF member at the protest who did not want to be named, said the interviewing process was flawed and that jobs were only given to ANC supporters. The protesters, however did not disclose their political affiliations and said the protest was community-oriented and not political.
Workers win Rm backpay battle IOLm News 7 May Durban - The eThekwini Municipality has buckled under pressure from its angry employees, giving into their demands for seven years of backpay. The matter stemmed from the divisional conditions of service arrangement made in after various municipal entities merged to africa business report lerato mbele husband the eThekwini Municipality.
City officials, along with the ANC-led executive committee, scrambled to put together a multimillion-rand backpay deal late on Monday night, fearing a poll backlash if the city was plunged into darkness by irate workers. The remaining four years of backpay, totalling about R80m, will be paid out in December after the city budget is approved on July 1.
The omnibus allowances that had been stripped from metro police employees will be restored and employees will be able to cash percent of their long-service leave and not just 50 percent as originally offered by the city.
On Monday about 3 city workers marched through the city centre towards the city hall, overturning bins, burning tyres and blocking intersections with their municipal vehicles after mayor James Nxumalo told them a decision on the backpay would only be made after the elections.
Nyandeni also accused Sutcliffe of appealing against a Labour Court ruling that sided with employees and dragging the matter to the Supreme Court of Appeal. He denied there had been any political pressure to hammer out a deal before the elections, saying members would have still have gone out in their numbers to vote for the ANC.
He, however, denied that Samwu members were behind the trashing of the city. He said the point of implementing new service agreements in had been to do away with apartheid pay structures, which meant that some city workers were paid more than others for doing the same job.
For example, some metro police staff had received a danger allowance for sitting behind a desk while firefighters had not, he said. Sutcliffe said he was not a signatory to that agreement. He said the decision to fight the unions in court had not been his decision alone. It had been the decision of the city council, which had the support of the ANC leadership.
This was not a decision taken in some dark room or corner somewhere. There was supposed to have been a sober sitting down of political leaders to look at what aspects made sense and what did not and come up with something that was fair and just.
A guard at the Ekuzoleni Junior Secondary School noticed smoke coming from the school hall in the early hours of the morning. He found burning tyres inside the hall and a broken window. An arson docket was opened. No arrests had been made yet, but police were following leads.
Soci said the area was being monitored and additional members were on standby. The Electoral Commission of SA said it would comment later. Trio sentenced for protest violence IOL News 24 April Tonga - Three Mpumalanga protesters found guilty of public violence were each handed a suspended three-year prison sentence by the Tonga Magistrate's Court on Thursday.
France Nkumba, 29, and siblings Siphiwe, 22, and Phindile Masuku, 25, were found guilty and sentenced by magistrate Edgar Moletsane, a Sapa correspondent reported. The three earlier testified they did not take part in the protest for which they were arrested. Nkumba told the court: I came across a group of protesters running towards my direction, and then the police arrested me for something I didn't know.
Prosecutor Thulani Msibi argued that police would never lie in court. Warrant Officer Patrick Mhlongo had testified that the protest, in Masibekela Trust along the R around 10am on February 20,involved about residents. This was while police were in full uniform and driving marked police vehicles.
Their sentences were suspended for five years. Buses were bringing people to the venue. Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, dressed in green T-shirts, sang and danced with sticks held aloft as vuvuzelas droned.
Preparations of the podium, from were speakers would address the crowd, were still underway shortly before 11am. Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema was expected to be one of the speakers.
A large gathering of children skipped, danced and had cartwheel competitions on the field to funky beats. People stood around in mostly long-sleeved red and yellow African National Congress and Congress of SA Trade Unions shirts, under jackets to guard against a nip in the air.
Some grabbed a spot near the stage and sat down on picnic blankets.Popular as a presenter of African Business Report on BBC World News, Lerato Mbele is praised for her remarkable presentation and interviewing skills. Lerato served as the major host of Newsday on the BBC world service for years.
THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Africa Report 1. Kenya’s main opposition leader, Raila Odinga has promised supporters that he would be sworn-in as president on December “Africa has truly lost one of her Global African Business Titans, a man who launched one of the first truly entrepreneurial African multinationals and who was a legend on at least three continents (North America, Europe and Africa) and revered in many, many countries.
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In addition BBC News runs rolling news network BBC Radio 5 Live and the international BBC World Service. Lerato Mbele is presenter of Africa Business Report on BBC World News. Lerato joined the BBC in as presenter of flagship breakfast radio programme Newsday on the BBC World Service.
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