The Current Situation in South Africa

WHAT’S THE WORD

By Stephen Faulkner

In this issue of globalafricanworker.com, we introduce a feature called ‘What’s the Word’… Letters from the Class Struggle in South Africa. This column will examine the continuing unfolding of the struggle between the popular movements and the forces of transnational and domestic capital, the latter attempting to put the brakes on the demands for full social transformation.

Dear Companera and Companero,

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SAFTU Welcomes Judgement Suspending the Deregistration of DEMAWUSA

The South African Federation of Trade Unions – SAFTU warmly welcomes the decision of the Labour Court to suspend the decision of the Department of Labour Registrar to deregister DEMAWUSA.

The register had taken a decision to deregister DEMAWUSA allegedly for not complying with Section 99 and 100 of the LRA regarding the disclosure of certain information as well as for alleged failure not to comply the regulations regarding the need to provide proof that the union conducted a secret ballot prior its members going on a protected strike.

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A Program of Action in the Time of COVID-19

A Call for Social Solidarity in South Africa

We, as civic organizations, trade unions, organizations of informal workers, faith-based organizations and community structures in South Africa, call on all people, every stakeholder and sector, to contain the infection, reduce transmission and mitigate the social and political impacts of the COVID-19 virus.

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A Robust African Space Industry

According to the African Space Industry Report– 2019 Edition, the industry has launched more than 30 satellites into space and has over $7 billion in annual revenues which are projected to exceed $10 billion by 2024. The report from Space in Africa covers the continent’s journey into space from 1998 through May 2019.

Following is an excerpt from an article on the report.

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