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Afrique du Sud

Congress of South African Trade Unions - COSATU

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Swaziland : Swaziland Democracy Campaign
Zimbabwe : COSATU condemns Mugabe for detention of opponents
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Afrique Australe : Memorandum to SADC Summit on Zimbabwe and Swaziland
OMC - AGOA - Commerce international : COSATU rejects new NAMA and Agricultural proposal presented on 25th July 2008
Zimbabwe : COSATU demands a democratic solution to Zimbabwe crisis
Santé : La biopiraterie contre le développement
Zimbabwe : Le bateau et son chargement d’armes « retournent à la maison »
Zimbabwe : No arms to Zimbabwe
OGM : First GMO seed scandal in Africa: South Africa contaminates the continent
OMC - AGOA - Commerce international : Trade union response to the Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA)

Site(s) web :

Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) :
Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) :
Anti -privatisation forum :
South African National NGO Coalition (SANGOCO) :
Women’sNet :
Earth Life Africa :
National Union of Mineworkers :
South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) :
Treatment Action Campaign :
National Labour and Economic Development Institute (NALLEDI) :
National Council of Trade Unions :
Centre for Civil Society :
Khanya College - Education for Liberation :
AIDS Consortium :
Lesbian and Gay Equality Project :
Zabalaza - Southern African Anarchism :
Groundwork - Environmental Justice Group :
Biowatch South Africa :
National Education Health and Allied Workers Union - NEHAWU :
Amandla ! :
South African Municipal Workers’ Union - SAMWU :
SANGONeT NGO Pulse Portal :
Surplus People Project :
Abahlali baseMjondolo :

Document(s) :

People’s Budget Coalition Submission to the Budget Hearings on the Fiscal Framework and Revenue Proposals - - 2 mars 2011 (PDF - 465.4 ko)
Des accords injustes - Les accords commerciaux abusifs de l’UE avec le Mexique et l’Afrique du Sud - Un rapport de World Development Movement - 1er mai 2008 (PDF - 1.3 Mo)
Raw deal - The EU’s unfair trade agreements with Mexico and South Africa - By World Development Movement - 1er mai 2008 (PDF - 1.1 Mo)
Unprotected Migrants in South Africa - A report by Human Rights Watch - 28 février 2007 (PDF - 1.1 Mo)
Spend more, spend better and on the right programmes - By People’s Budget Coalition - 20 février 2007 (PDF - 639.2 ko)
Apartheid grand corruption - Assessing the scale of crimes of profit from 1976 to 1994 - A report prepared by civil society in terms of a resolution of the Second National Anti-Corruption Summit for presentation at the National Anti-Corruption Forum, May 2006 - 5 juin 2006 (PDF - 317.5 ko)
People’s Budget Response to the 2005 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement - by People’s Budget Campaign (SANGOCO, COSATU, SACC) - 2 novembre 2005 (Word - 403 ko)
‘Nothing for Mahala’ - The forced installation of prepaid water meters in Stretford, Extension 4, Orange Farm, Johannesburg, South Africa - by The Coalition Against Water Privatisation (South Africa), the Anti-Privatisation Forum (South Africa) and Public Citizen (USA) - 15 avril 2004 (PDF - 312.1 ko)
South Africa’s Official Position and Role in Promoting the World Trade Organisation - by Dot Keet,AIDC - 1er mai 2002 (PDF - 787.5 ko)

AIDC’s Budget Statement: “It’s Full Circle Back to GEAR”
No-one can accuse Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan of producing an election-year people’s budget. This is a budget for the rich, the financiers, investors and credit rating agencies. [Lire]
AIDC - 27 February 2014

Budget allows business to sparkle but dulls on environment
Environmentally-minded South Africans listened anxiously to the budget speech delivered by Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan this evening. Their anxiety fuelled by the passing of the fast-tracked Infrastructure Development Bill by the National Assembly the night before. The Bill aims to streamline efforts from various government spheres to approve and build large infrastructure projects, such as more coal-fired and nuclear power stations, which will badly degrade environmental and human health in South Africa. The Bill falls under the legal co-ordination of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC) set up by President Jacob Zuma in 2010. Several concerns have been raised that the Bill will increase procurement corruption. [Lire]
Earthlife Africa - 25 February 2014

Eskom exposed as one of worst corporations parallel to WEF
Today marks the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where corporates and government officials globally – such as the seven South African cabinet ministers – get to “reshape the world” [1], while in the meantime the majority are unjustly treated by them, socially, economically or environmentally. [Lire]
Earthlife Africa - GroundWork - 24 January 2014

Honte aux labos
13 ans après le scandaleux procès de Pretoria, l’industrie pharmaceutique s’attaque de nouveau aux médicaments génériques en Afrique du Sud. [Lire]
Act Up-Paris - 23 janvier 2014

TAC responds to big pharma plan to derail patent law reform in South Africa
Today the Mail & Guardian published a story entitled - "Motsoaledi: Big pharma’s ’satanic’ plot is genocide" regarding leaked documents revealing that the international pharmaceutical industry planned a $450,000 campaign against the proposed patent law reforms in South Africa. In reaction the Treatment Action Campaign’s General Secretary Vuyiseka Dubula made the following statement: [Lire]
Treatment Action Campaign - TAC - 17 January 2014

Protest Today in Cato Crest in Honour of the Father of the Nation Nelson Mandela
In Johannesburg Nelson Mandela gave legal support to the Sofasonke movement, a shack dwellers’ movement. He supported them to defend their land occupations. In Durban the movement that he helped to radicalise supported the struggle against evictions in Umkhumbane, which is also known as Cato Manor. Cato Crest is part of Cato Manor. Today we are evicted in Cato Crest. Today we are beaten, arrested, shot and murdered in Cato Crest. Today we do not count to the law in Cato Crest. [Lire]
Abahlali baseMjondolo - 9 December 2013

COSATU pays tribute to Comrade Madiba
The Congress of South African Trade Unions joins all South Africans, and millions more all over the world, in mourning the sad loss today, 5 December 2013, of the greatest ever South African and most inspirational leader in our struggle for liberty and democracy, our beloved Comrade, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. [Lire]
COSATU - 6 December 2013

Eskom risks South African’s health by neglecting to invest in in reducing pollution
Eskom is risking the health of South Africans through its ongoing failure to invest in industry-standard pollution prevention equipment for its power stations. Not only is Eskom trying to avoid complying with negotiated and legislated air quality standards, but it now plans to request changes to licence conditions for many of its most polluting power stations so as to emit more pollution. These steps would violate South Africans’ constitutional right to an environment that is not harmful to their health. [Lire]
Earthlife Africa - 5 December 2013

COSATU condemns IMF report
The Congress of South Africa Trade Unions, representing 2.2 million workers, is flabbergasted by the International Monetary Fund’s Annual Article IV Country Report on South Africa. It lays the blame for the poorly performing economy of South Africa, on “the government’s poor record in controlling the wage bill and potential spill-overs from high wage demands in other sectors represent downside risks”. It is thus blaming the world capitalist crisis - brought about by the IMF’s own neoliberal ‘free-market’ capitalist policies, and the shocking levels of unemployment, poverty and inequality which this has caused in South Africa and elsewhere - on the main victims of that crisis – the workers and the poor. [Lire]
COSATU - 2 octobre 2013

People’s Assembly - Land, Race and Nation
Nearly twenty years after the end of apartheid, the 1913 Natives’ Land Act continues to haunt the South African countryside. The land question, which was so central to the struggle against apartheid, remains unresolved. Millions of South Africans continue to be dispossessed of their lands, and the rural geography of apartheid (bantsutans and white South Africa) continues to exist. Urban areas also reflect the spatial geog raphy of apartheid. The massive social and economic inequalities under apartheid have deepened since 1994, and remain racialised. [Lire]
22 June 2013

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A new Cosatu a new future? - 28 March 2014 - The probable expulsion of Numsa from Cosatu marks the beginning of a profound re-organisation and possible renewal of the workers’ movement. The most likely outcome will be the emergence of a new federation organised around Numsa, along with the eight other unions that have campaigned for a Cosatu Special Congress, and breakaway sections or regions of those unions still in support of the current Cosatu leadership. - Source : Amandla!
From Durban to Marikana: A new trajectory of the worker’s movement - 28 March 2014 - In January 1973 dockworkers in Durban embarked on a wave of wildcat strikes against low wages, in total some 61000 workers took part in these strikes. The Durban moment not only smashed the industrial relations framework that had been established after black trade unions had been smashed by the apartheid state in the 50s and 60s, but also gave birth to the black trade union movement eventually leading to the establishment of COSATU in 1985. - Source : Amandla!
Adieu Madiba - 9 décembre 2013 - Par Pierre Beaudet - Il n’y aura pas un autre Mandela. Il a été l’homme d’une cause, mais quelle cause ! Il s’est tenu droit. Il a dit non à la capitulation et au racisme, et en même temps, il a dit oui à l’unité et à la démocratie. Il n’a pas tout réussi, mais ce qu’il n’a pas fait sera moins retenu par l’histoire que ce qu’il a fait. - Source : Pambazuka News
Le Cosatu dans le piège du pouvoir - 15 octobre 2012 - Par Emmanuel Riondé - Le Congrès des syndicats sud-africain (Cosatu) s’est tenu en septembre. Pour l’ANC, ce sera en décembre. Ces organisations conservent leur leadership. Mais les morts de Marikana posent la question du lien distendu avec le peuple. - Source : Regards
Durban, une nouvelle « conférence des pollueurs » ? - 4 décembre 2011 - Après les sommets de Copenhague et de Cancun, la ville de Durban (Afrique du Sud) accueille la prochaine Conférence des Nations-Unies sur le climat (COP-17) du 28 novembre au 9 décembre 2011. Occasion de faire le point avec Patrick Bond, économiste et professeur à l’université de KwaZulu-Natal, impliqué dans le mouvement pour la justice climatique et récent co-auteur de Climate Change, Carbon Trading and Civil Society. - Source : Alter-Echos
Défis des sociétés civiles en Afrique - 23 janvier 2011 - Démocratisation, redistribution des richesses, luttes pour les droits, protection de l’environnement, résolution des conflits… Les défis des sociétés civiles africaines sont nombreux. Comment s’organisent les mouvements sociaux, les ONG, les nouveaux réseaux citoyens du continent noir ? Quelles formes de mobilisation et de gouvernance proposent-ils pour l’Afrique ? Comment lancer des nouvelles initiatives pour changer les comportements et faire pression auprès des décideurs pour la construction des sociétés plus justes et égalitaires ? - Source : Revue Passerelle
World Bank Loan – What secret conditions? - 8 May 2010 - Yesterday, for the 15th time since 1994, the South African government has accepted a loan from the World Bank. During the Mbeki era South Africa was cautious about loans from the World Bank and in so doing avoided the crippling conditionalities that are enforced by the World Bank when caught in the debt trap. With the changing of the guard in the South African government, so too have we seen a change in attitude towards the World Bank and its conditionalities. - Source : Amandla!
Une campagne pour faire connaître la répression qui sévit au Swaziland - 6 mai 2010 - Interview de Mduduzi C. Gina (SFTU- Swaziland) - Les organisations syndicales du Swaziland sont en première ligne de la Campagne pour la démocratie au Swaziland (Swaziland Democracy Campaign) lancée en février pour encourager le changement dans l’une des dernières monarchies absolues du monde. Elle rassemble des organisations de la société civile, des défenseurs des droits humains, des syndicats et des partis politiques interdits. La campagne tente d’obtenir un soutien international en faveur de la démocratie dans un petit pays rarement sous les feux des projecteurs. Comme l’explique Mduduzi C. Gina, secrétaire général de la Fédération des syndicats du Swaziland (SFTU), les organisateurs de la campagne réclament la fin des lois abusives contre le terrorisme et des restrictions qui pèsent sur les médias et sur les rassemblements politiques. Ils exigent la tenue d’élections multipartites et envisagent . l’adoption de sanctions internationales ciblées contre la clique dirigeante entourant la famille royale si les autorités refusent de bouger. - Source : ITUC-CSI
Centrale à charbon de Medupi : la pression s’intensifie contre la Banque mondiale - 18 mars 2010 - Par Anne-Sophie Simpere - Alors que le vote de la Banque mondiale sur le très controversé projet Eskom a été repoussé à début avril, l’opposition des ONG, des syndicats, et mouvements religieux s’intensifie partout dans le monde. - Source : Amis de la Terre
Le « lumpen-radicalisme » du président Jacob Zuma - 16 juillet 2009 - Par Achille Mbembe - « Un gouvernement pour tous les Sud-Africains. » C’est la promesse faite, après sa victoire électorale du 22 avril 2009, par le président Jacob Zuma. Personnage aussi charismatique qu’énigmatique, celui qui dirige désormais la première puissance économique du continent noir aura à affronter une société rongée par les inégalités et la criminalité. Il devra aussi répondre à la crise que traverse son parti, l’African National Congress (ANC), dont le prestige s’effiloche. - Source : Le Monde diplomatique

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