As the country braces for the national shutdown by the South African Federation of Trade Unions , there are sporadic unrelated protests flaring up across Gauteng. Sporadic protests are also being staged in parts of the Western Cape, where six people have been arrested.
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The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union requested to meet South African President Cyril Ramaphosa over strikes taking place in the country's North West province. At a press briefing in Johannesburg on Tuesday, Nehawu general secretary Zola Saphetha said they had written to the President on Tuesday morning and requested an urgent meeting to resolve the impasse.
Unions affiliated to Saftu are opposed to the proposed R20 an hour minimum wage agreement and a raft of other amendments which they say would curb the workers rights to strike. The country's largest labour union, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa , has thrown its weight behind Wednesday's protected strike called by the South African Federation of Unions to protest the proposed minimum wage of R20 per hour.
Faith Mangope, eTV Sunrise anchor, entrepreneur and radio personality, has taken on a new challenge – managing a one-of-a-kind hybrid radio station, Massiv Metro, which celebrates its first anniversary in May with version two of the Massiv Metro app, along with a vibrant new lineup. Dynamic and driven, in 2014 Faith described herself as “a broadcaster, a businesswoman, and a world-changer” in her address to introduce President Barack Obama at a Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders programme event.
The Nigerian Mission in South Africa has written a letter of protest to South African Authority over the killing of another Nigerian, Mr. Clement Nwaogu, in Rustenburg, South Africa. The Nigeria Consul General in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr Godwin Adama, told Newsmen on telephone from Johannesburg, that the mission had waded into issues surrounding renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians Adama who condemned the act of burning Nwaogu to death by a mob in the latest xenophobia attack in that country said that the Nigerian Mission in South Africa was on top of the situation “”The High Commissioner has been on top of the situation, he has spoken with the Nigerian community sent the officers to calm down the situation.
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