Entries by Neo Maphage

New road safety strategy for SA?

Midrand – Minister Dipuo Peters has expressed concern that South African roads are among the most dangerous in the world. She said the country recorded the highest road death rate of 23.5 per 100 000 people in 2014 when the global average was 17.4 fatalities per 100 000 people. “Middle-income countries like us record an […]

STRIKING PIKITUP WORKERS REFUSE TO RETURN TO WORK

Mia Lindeque JOHANNESBURG – Pikitup workers affiliated to the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) say they will not return to work this morning despite calls by the union’s national structures and the employer. The City of Johannesburg says it’s employed third-party contractors at a huge cost to deal with the waste backlog. Last week, […]

PIKITUP WORKERS TO CONTINUE STRIKING

JOHANNESBURG – Striking Pikitup workers affiliated to the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) say they will continue their unprotected strike this morning, despite a threat by management to dismiss those who don’t arrive for work today. Municipal workers are entering their third day of protests, demanding better salaries for those who earn R6,000 a […]