NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for June, 2007

NCA: Amnesty does not go far enough!

Ukuxolelwa akudlali indima ebonakalayo!Kusukela ngomhla ka-1 Juni 2007, bonke labo abafakwe ohleni lwamagama amnyama ngezikweletu ezingu-R500 nangaphansi bazoxolelwa. Nakuba i-SACP izamukela izimiso zomthetho ezintsha eziyingxenye yoMthetho Wezikweletu Kazwelonke, bathi awuyi kude ngokwanele. Abangu-37% kuphela kulaba abasohlwini lwamagama amnyama abazozuza kulezi zimiso zomthetho. Kunalokho yeseka lokhu okushiwo yi-Financial Services Charter (FSSC) ukuthi imali yokuxolela ikhushulwe ibe […]

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Letters: Letters To The Editor

WINNING LETTER ! WINNING LETTER ! WINNING LETTER ! Dear Numsa NewsRecently concerns have been raised that the leadership of Numsa and Cosatu is nothing but a concoction of Xhosa speaking people.I beg to disagree. Let me trace the genesis of this erroneous and dangerous assumption of tribalism. Back in the early days of the […]

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Poetry

POETRY Usiyasanga kum ngumfusiselo wobomi bokuphila, ubomi bam naye ngoku bufikelele esiphelweni, kwaye ke likhona ichaphaza eilkhulu kwesiphelo, elicacisa ukuba ngenene esi sisiphelo sobobomi. Ayimnandanga kwaphela into yokwahlukana kwabantu abebesele beqhelene yintombi yam le, esilwe amadabi amaninzi obu bomi, amanye emabi, amanye sawoyisa, le yintombi yam yebhongo. Intombi yebhongo Ivuka ngonyezi, ilale ngocolothiIncumeza namanzi, umsebenzi […]

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Schoolgirl Pregnancy: There’s no baby that fell from an aeroplane!

Number of schoolgirl pregnancies in 2005 in some provincesKwaZulu Natal 5868Free State 1748Gauteng 2336 (up from 1169 in 2005)Eastern Cape 5015 (up from 3264 in 2005) (From Sunday Times May 20 2007) There’s no baby that fell from an aeroplane!Liesbet Mohutsiwa Numsa staff and members are worried about the high rate of pregnancy amongst our […]

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Crime: The community vows to deal with criminals

The community vows to deal with criminals Yingwani Mashaba Recent incidents of crime triggered uncontrollable anger amongst villagers who have now taken a vow to respond with vengeance.The community of Merwe, Limpopo, convened a meeting to find ways to bring criminal acts to a complete halt. Speaker after speaker spoke with venom against incidents of […]

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BUA: Human Rights Day – are we doing justice in celebrating this day?

Human Rights Day – are we doing justice in celebrating this day?Despite a constitution that guarantees our human rights, Xolisile Copiso believes that attaining these rights is still linked to the colour of your skin and to a person’s economic position in South African society. Instead of celebrating the day we should be using this […]

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Membership: A new kid on the block!

A new kid on the block!Numsa’s membership breakdown is changing. For years Wits Central West and Ekurhuleni regions have been in the forefront. But no longer! Latest Numsa statistics show a new leader of the pack – Hlanganani region. With 31 861 members, it is now the biggest Numsa region across the country followed closely […]

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20 Years: Numsa 20th anniversary gala dinner

Numsa 20th anniversary gala dinner; President Mbeki and all speak with candourMziwakhe Hlangani Looking like it had been picked up to be dumped in the furnace, the mucking figure of a steelworker delivered a burning metallic element in Numsa’s logo which hung silently in the Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park outside Johannesburg. The occasion was a […]

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20 Years: Gauteng celebration – going back to Numsa’s roots

Gauteng celebration – going back to Numsa’s rootsJenny Grice Spirits of past Numsa and Mawu leaders like Sam Ntuli, Mzwempi Mduli, Paul Sehloho, must have been ululating in their graves to see Numsa return to Katlehong to celebrate its 20 year birthday. For in that very stadium, Numsa member, Kortman Vilakazi from Tembisa, was shot […]

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20 years: Numsa remembers its heroes!

Numsa remembers its heroes!Woody Aroun On Saturday May 19 Numsa KZN joined thousands of metalworkers across the country to celebrate 20 years of struggle and achievement. Founded in May 1987, Numsa leaders paid tribute to shopstewards and metalworkers from the Metal and Allied Workers Union (Mawu), as well as unions like the Motor Industries Combined […]

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