Labour federations embark on massive HIV/AIDS drive

SABC News writes that labour unions representing workers in different sectors such as mining, retail and farming have launched an HIV response campaign named Qina Msebenzi Uphile. The campaign was launched in Johannesburg on Tuesday to raise awareness about the disease in the workplace. Close to 8 million South Africans are living with HIV. The unions were represented by trade federations Cosatu, Nactu and Fedusa.

Cosatu’s HIV Coordinator Charles Mkhubane says, “This project, it means a lot to us as Cosatu, because we all know that the mining sector, as well as the mining communities, are the key and vulnerable population as far as the NSP is concerned. It was really important for us to partner with ‘Show Me Your Number’ for this project to contribute towards the bigger campaign launched by the State President. We believe that mineworkers will benefit of this initiative.”


Outa to challenge the Aarto Amendment Act

Engineering News writes that the Organization Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said on Friday it plans to mount a legal challenge against the amendment of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act. President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier this year assented to and signed the Aarto Amendment Bill, making it law. Implementation now awaits the law being gazetted with a […]