NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for October, 2013

Music that speak to the soul

He is currently employed at Hernic Ferrochrome in Madibeng as a Plant attendance. He has been a Numsa member for about three years. A two–time MLFM music award nominee Kenneth Oscar Thimba seeks to regenerate society’s moral values through music. Kenneth who is affectionately known as Makhenzo to hordes of his fans hails from Allandale, […]

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Motor new wages

The Numsa National Executive Committee (NEC) convened a special meeting on Thursday 3rd October 2013 to receive updated reports on the status of wage negotiations with the Retail Motor Industry and component manufacturers. The NEC resolved that; 1. The employer's offer of 10%, 9%, 9% for 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the component manufacturing sector […]

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Protection of State Information Bill back to parliament for reconsideration

Addressing members of the parliamentary press gallery on the 12th September 2013, president Jacob Zuma expressed reservations over certain sections of the Protection of State Information Bill (secrecy bill) and referred the controversial Bill back to parliament for reconsideration. Section 79 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa allows the president to […]

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Numsa welcomes mineral beneficiation

In its submission to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill (B15-2013] Numsa has welcomed the proposed amendment of S26 (Mineral Beneficiation) of Act 28 of 2002, as amended by section 22 of Act 49 of 2008. Briefly, these amendments seek to give the Minister the power to: determine the percentage of a mineral […]

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DTI briefs parliamentary committee on credit amnesty

Earlier this year Numsa News (No.1 March 2013) reported on the Department of trade and industry’s (DTI) intention to introduce a second credit amnesty for those who have incurred bad debt of amounts not exceeding R10, 000. After briefing the select committee on trade and international relations on 14 February 2013, the department returned to […]

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NUMSA News letters

Dear Numsa News Re: Madiba day donation Villa Liza is a new Secondary School situated on the outskirts of Vosloorus, Boksburg. At the present moment we have 1100 enrolled learners of which the majority is coming from disadvantage communities in our area. As school we battle to deliver quality education to our learners due to […]

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Wathint’ umfazi wathint’ imbokodo

Ungumfazi, Uyiyo Intswakazi, Uyiyo Inkosazana, Uyiyo Intyatyambo engaboniyo Unowasetyhini wena Bakhe Baprofetha abanye omama ngenye imini, Bathi, Wathin’ umfazi, wayithint’ imbokodo Nkosi yam babengazi okokuba ngaphaya kwaleyonto, ngaphayana kweso statement, there is a Healing Message. Imbokodo kaloku yenye into, Imbokodo ayiba season, Inyamezela izinto zonke, Noba itshintsha iseason kodwa yona ayijiki, iyanyamezela. Futhi ilitye liyahlal […]

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Cultural practices promote women oppression

Women’s oppression is disguisedunder the pretext of ‘cultural practices’ and its correlation with the capitalism system promotes women oppression and commercializes almost everything in pursuit of profits. To qualify the above assertion, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels in the Manifesto of the Communist Party of 1848 state the following: “the bourgeoisie has torn away from […]

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Collective Bargaining

On behalf of the Central Committee and National Office Bearers I want to applaud and thank metal workers for their resolute, militant, united action in the auto and motor industries. Auto has been Numsa’s pace setter. We know that capital makes profits during a boom and then makes profits again when the economy is bad, […]

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Black artisans are trained but with no upward mobility

Numsa members benefit from a variety of training solutions that are available to help resolve critical employee-related issues in the workplace. Zwiitwaho Raidani interviews Numsa national skills coordinator Malebo Mogopodi about the training and development of the members. Zwiitwaho Raidani: How do you ensure that requirements for the skills development levies Act for the National […]

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