COSATU North West intervenes on the non-payment of security personnel

The Congress of South Africa Trade Unions in the North West province has met with the Premier Job Mokgoro to intervene on the matter s related to the non payment of security personnel who are contracted to the provincial administration. COSATU and the Premier have agreed that all workers must be paid within seven days and that a follow-up meeting will be convened in the coming week to finalise the logistics of the payments.

The two parties have also agreed to look into the future of the security personnel in the province with a view of exploring an option of absorbing them as permanent employees of the provincial administration. COSATU welcomes the intervention made by the Premier and we anticipate good cooperation moving forward.


SAPS to march against gender-based violence

eNCA reports that the men of the South African Police Service are mobilising in Pretoria to march against gender-based violence as well as violence against children and other vulnerable groups. The march will be led by Police Minister Bheki Cele and is aimed at raising awareness and also urging society to get more involved in reporting gender-based […]

Tertiary institutions need centres to deal with gender violence: Mazibuko

SABC News reports that Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko has called for victim empowerment centres in tertiary institutions has called for victim empowerment. Mazibuko says tertiary institutions that do not have victim empowerment centres subject victims of gender-based violence to secondary trauma. “Young women, they don’t have facilities, there is no infrastructure that […]