NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

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Experiences of the Numsa congress

“Bringing workers together in large industrial unions meant uniting people who were racially, ethnically and regionally divided across urban and rural areas and bantustans,” Kally Forrest writes in her book The Metal that will not Bend. Delegates at Numsa’s recent national conference were living evidence of this diversity. They expressed their feelings about the Congress […]

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King Mswati the most hated monarch in the world by pro-democracy and progressive forces!

TODAY, April 12, 2012, marks the atrocious and vindictive suppression of the will of the people in Swaziland by the then Swaziland’s autocratic ruler King Sobhuza and which continues today under his hereditary son and heir to the throne King Mswati kaSobhuza. This day has became customary for the progressive forces of the world, particularly […]

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Numsa condemns the detention of e-tv journalists by the illegitimate Swaziland regime

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), the class and internationalist orientated union, condemns the impromptu arrest and subsequent detention of two seasoned and revered South African journalists from free-to-air channel ETV by the repressive, illegitimate and dictatorial King Mswati regime. The two South African journalists we were arrested at the Oshoek Border, […]

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Beaten, arrested and deported …

At a press conference at the Numsa head office in Johannesburg, delegates from various organisations told how they were beaten, arrested and deported by Swazi police during Operation Siyaya eSwaziland. “Police called us illegal invaders, hell-bent on overthrowing the Swazi kingdom,” said Christine Olivier, Numsa’s second deputy president, after her release and deportation in September. […]

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Pudemo activist dies following Workers’ Day celebrations

The state of political affairs in Swaziland is best captured by the events which unfolded recently after a political activist, Sipho Jele, was arrested for wearing a t-shirt bearing a People’s United Democratic Movement (Pudemo) logo, at a May Day rally in Manzini. Two days after his arrest, the world was told of his death […]

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Gender

Newly-elected women shop stewards were introduced at the Numsa national gender conference. Pinky Ramokoka asked them how they will meet expectations. Nomkhosi Ndlovu, a shop steward at Toyota Boshuku, Isipingo local, KwaZulu-Natal: “Being a shopsteward is challenging. I won with 99% support from both men and women on the shop floor. When I told my family […]

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COSATU/SDC Press Conference on Leadership Deportations and Public Demonstrations

Press Alert: COSATU/SDC PRESS CONFERENCE AND PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE SA RESERVE BANK OFFICES! The Swaziland Democracy Campaign (SDC) will be holding a public demonstration outside the offices of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) tomorrow, Friday 09 September 2011, 57 Ntemi Piliso Street, Johannesburg. A PRESS CONFERENCE will be convened before the demonstration at 11h00. […]

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SDC/COSATU activists paint Mbabane Red

SDC/COSATU activists paint Mbabane Red 5 September 2011 The Swaziland Democracy Campaign (SDC) composed of COSATU activists led by the federation’s 2nd Deputy President Cde Zingiswa Losi has joined their counterparts in Swaziland for the Global Week of Action as organised by the Swaziland Democracy Campaign (SDC) and internal progressive forces under the auspices of […]

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SWAZI PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE HOODWINKED INTO THE DINNER TABLE BY THE UNELECTED KING MSWATI REGIME!

SWAZI PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE HOODWINKED INTO THE DINNER TABLE BY THE UNELECTED KING MSWATI REGIME! 13 April 2011 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) calls on the workers and the youth of Swaziland to remain steadfast and resolute until the illegitimate and unelected regime of King Mswati succumbs to popular demands […]

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Motor surplus millions roll out

Motor surplus millions roll outSam Tsiane At long last, "workers in the motor industry are receiving their surplus money from Motor Industry Fund Administrators,” says Elias Kubeka, the National Motor Sector Co-ordinator.“ The 2008 year end was a nice Christmas because I received my surplus from the Auto Workers Pension Fund in December. Given the […]

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