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Labour policy

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Muddled labour broker ruling overturned

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In 2015 a confusing court judgment ruled that labour brokered workers were employed by both the broker and the client company. Lynford Dor tells how on appeal a new judgment states that only the client company is the employer. But this is contested.

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Farm worker’s wage

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As living and working conditions for farm workers have remained pathetic their demand for wage increases under the current strike are understandable, writes Saliem Patel.

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NUM’s defining events

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There were six events in the National Union of Mineworkers’ (NUM) history that defined it and led to its growth. These included the aborted 1984 wage strike, racial confrontations, illegal strikes and mass dismissals at Vaal Reef and the overturning of the 1985 mass dismissals and transformation of Gencor, writes Dunbar Moodie.

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Farm worker’s wage

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As living and working conditions for farm workers have remained pathetic their demand for wage increases under the current strike are understandable, writes Saliem Patel.

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South Africa’s role in Africa

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South Africa’s role in Africa can be described as capitalist, imperialist, expansionist and opportunistic. This makes it impossible to build cross-class alliances against global imperialism, writes Shawn Hattingh.

Unlocking labour laws

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Can employers change your terms of employment?

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Domecratic Marxism and the Numsa moment

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The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) moment challenges neoliberal capitalism promoted by the African National Congress (ANC) and brings together organised working class and left forces against capital. It is also provides an opportunity for renewal of Marxism in South Africa, writes Vishwas Satgar.

Health and Domestic Work

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Domestic work causes health issues like stress, high blood pressure, swelling feet and sometimes flus. Tshidiso Tolla explores health problems amongst domestic workers in rural Mpumalanga.

History of worker choirs

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Although worker choirs were part of the trade union movement’s struggle against apartheid they found themselves in a new terrain after democracy in 1994, Busang Moiloa traces their role during this transition.

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Brazil World Cup

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As Brazil prepares for the FIFA World Cup later this year the country’s workers adopt some strategies that were used by South African workers to challenge the exploitation of labour by the mega-sports complex as seen in infrastructure construction around the soccer show piece, write Eddie Cottle and Mauricio Rombaldi.

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