SACP BG MOLEWA decry the planned retrenchment of 2500 workers at Impala Mine

Written by Zandre. Posted in Letters

South African Communist Party in BG Molewa District  last week reacted with alarm to the news that Impala Platinum had submitted a 189 notice detailing its intentions to retrench 2500 workers.
In its statement, the SACP said the  matter cannot be left at the hands of the workers and employers at a shop floor it has now reached a crisis situation, the reality is that the mining sector is guilty of focusing on Profit Maximisation and Increased Mechanisation , without paying serious attention to job security and the re-skilling of the workers that are losing their jobs.

Stressed teachers suffer the consequences of corporal punishment, argues the writer

Written by Zandre. Posted in Letters

Education activist Hendrick Makaneta has called on government to play a central role to come up with tangible ways to discipline learners as corporal punishment has not been replaced by any punitive measure.
Government has done very well to teach learners and South Africans in general about their rights but very little was done to teach learners about their responsibilities.