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Afrique du Sud

Congress of South African Trade Unions - COSATU

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Panafricanisme - Union Africaine - Intégration régionale : The struggle continues even at 51 years of the OAU/AU
Ghana : Gov’t must reconsider its stance on prepaid water Meters
Afrique Australe : COSATU calls on SADC leaders to act now in defence of democracy in Southern Africa
Lesotho : COSATU condemns arrests and shooting of workers in Lesotho
Swaziland : Swazi Regime Starts to Unravel: The Democratic Movement Gathers Pace!
Swaziland : Swaziland Democracy Campaign
Zimbabwe : COSATU condemns Mugabe for detention of opponents
Zimbabwe : ZCTU and COSATU statement on crisis in Zimbabwe
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

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 (NALEDI) :
National Council of Trade Unions :
Centre for Civil Society :
Khanya College - Education for Liberation :
AIDS Consortium :
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 :
Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign :

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)

South Africa: Mining companies must provide decent compensation for all silicosis sufferers
Given the settlement of some legal cases on behalf of those with silicosis Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) calls on the mining companies to provide a comprehensive settlement for all those with silicosis. [Lire]
Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) - 4 March 2016

Ituc-Africa Statement on the Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa
Once again, xenophobic attacks have recurred in South Africa. The chilling effect we get as workers seeing clips of clearly avoidable violence on people in the guise of ridding a country of foreigners is a harrowing and discomforting one. It was the same feeling of revulsion and disbelief we felt when the 2008 xenophobic attacks broke out in South Africa. These latest attacks on foreigners are unacceptable and must stop! [Lire]
CSI Afrique / ITUC Africa - 21 April 2015

No good tidings in Christmas nuclear announcement
As South Africa prepares for Christmas festivities, the government announced on Wednesday the 17th of December 2014, that it is ready to launch a nuclear procurement programme. The announcement comes after the majority of South African households and businesses have experienced emergency load shedding as a result of the poor maintenance of Eskom power stations and transmission lines. The load shedding has left communities and civil society at large wondering if the government is capable of safely operating the planned 9600 MW of nuclear power, given the poor state of current energy infrastructure. [Lire]
Earthlife Africa - 18 December 2014

Environmentalists protest against Zuma’s plans for our coast
The national government wants to fast track service delivery and reduce unemployment and poverty through “Operation Phakisa”. It won’t work. Phakisa has very little to do with poverty alleviation and everything to do with profits for corporates, most likely with the familiar kickbacks for well-connected tenderpreneurs and their political allies. President Jacob Zuma is releasing a report today on Operation Phakisa which may provide more details on how our coast will be plundered for short term economic gain and profit, potentially damaging our environment beyond repair. Given the dubious financial rationale behind projects like the port and offshore oil exploration in the dangerous Argulhas Current (Exxon proposes to explore at 3.5km depth), our economic, ecological and social crises will intensify. [Lire]
Earthlife Africa - 15 October 2014

Lonmin is hoodwinking the Marikana Commission of Inquiry and the South African Public: SARS must investigate the conglomerate’s finacial affairs
The AIDC wishes to express its grave misgivings at the response of British mining company, Lonmin, to concens raised regarding its role in transfer pricing and shifting its profits out of South Africa to its subsidiaries in various tax havens. It is also shocking that the third biggest platinum producer in the world has not paid one cent in taxes in the UK where it is headquartered between 2000 and 2013! [Lire]
AIDC - 2 October 2014

Nuclear deal with Russia not in the interests of the South African people
Earthlife Africa JhbJohannesburg, 22nd of September 2014- Yesterday it was announced that the Russian state nuclear vendor, Rosatom, will supply the South African government with eight new nuclear units to the capacity of 9600MW. The reactors will supposedly be ready for power production by 2030. The announcement arrives at a time when public distrust around the rumoured nuclear procurement deal has been gaining momentum in South Africa, mostly because of the secrecy with which the deal has been carried out in the highest corridors of power and because of the enormous costs involved. Besides these very pressing issues, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg also argues that the nuclear deal with Russia will spell disaster for the environment and for communities located close to the demarcated nuclear build sites. [Lire]
Earthlife Africa - 22 September 2014

Sasol Spends Profits On Undermining The State
The world’s biggest coal-to-liquid fuel producer and the world’s largest on point source of climate change causing greenhouse gas emissions, announced star performance full-year profits in Johannesburg this morning. The global polluter attributed its reported 7% profit increase from last year, to R41.7 billion, mainly to record synthetic fuel production which increased by fifteen percent. Sasol announces the profit, at the same time as it is taking the South African government to court in an attempt to undermine the states impending air pollution control legislation. [Lire]
Earthlife Africa - 8 September 2014

International Action against Anglo-American and Vedanta
Anglo American Thermal Coal and Vedanta Zinc International have plans for a dirty coal partnership in the Waterberg region in Limpopo Province. Anglo American will supply low grade coal to a Vedanta owned coal-fired power station. Earthlife Africa Johannesburg has had its eye on this underhanded relationship for some time, maintaining that another coal-fired power station, beyond Mepudi and Matimba, in the Waterberg will spell environmental and human-health disaster. On the 31st of July and the 1st of August, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg will join in a world-wide protest and demand an end to Vedanta’s polluting ways. The action coincides with the Vedanta AGM in London. [Lire]
Earthlife Africa - 26 July 2014

Illegal Evictions in Madlala Village, Lamontville
Despite the latest Constitutional Court ruling on the 6th of June which is in favour of the poor people of the shack settlement known as Madlala Village in Lamontville, Durban, the illegal demolishing of shacks still continues. This morning at about 09:00 the eThekwini Municipality with its implementing agents was busy demolishing shacks in Madlala village, as a result 70 (seventy) shacks were demolished leaving hundreds of people homeless in the harsh conditions of the winter season. [Lire]
Abahlali baseMjondolo - 21 June 2014

Why have Amplats, Impala and Lonmib been systematically selling their PGM Metals below market prices ?
AIDC has been commissioned by the Marikana Commission of Inquiry to investigate the financial position of Lonmin before 2012, in respect of its capacity to meet the wage demands of its workers. During the course of this investigation we found a peculiar trend, namely the company was for the last 10 years, systematically selling its metals below the global market prices. We found this alarming and we started to speculate what could be the reason. Since Lonmin had formed a Cartel in dealing with AMCU in the current wage strike, which has now entered its fifth month, we wondered if Amplats and Implats were engaged in a similar practice. [Lire]
AIDC - 2 June 2014

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Elections et ruptures politiques en Afrique du Sud - 23 April 2014 - Par Claude Gabriel - Le 7 mai auront lieux les élections générales en Afrique du Sud. Il est fort probable que l’ANC, vainqueur malgré tout, ne sortira pas indemne de ce scrutin. La situation économique et sociale du pays est mauvaise et le parti au pouvoir doit faire face à une série de ruptures politiques significatives. 20 ans ! Vingt ans déjà depuis que l’ANC a symbolisé cette nouvelle ère postapartheid. Mais finalement de quoi a été faite cette nouvelle Afrique du Sud ? - Source : Afriques en lutte
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!
Mines d’Afrique du Sud : la mort d’un côté, les profits de l’autre - 9 février 2014 - Alors que neuf mineurs ont trouvé la mort dans une mine d’or, que les mineurs des mines de platine sont en grève, que la tragédie de Marikana est dans tous les esprits, The Mining Indaba, la conférence du patronat et du gouvernement dans la ville du Cap a été accompagnée par des manifestations de la société civile. - Source : Renepas
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

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