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Egyptian Embassy Protest

It is critical that we as South Africans do whatever possible to force the Egyptians to open the Rafah crossing for the people of Gaza to obtain medical supplies and other necessities. Please join the demonstration calling for this at the Egyptian Embassy on Friday starting at 2:00pm and add your voice to the struggle of the Palestinians. Posters and placards available at the demo. Please urge others to attend"

2 for 2:30pm outside the Egyptian Embassy

270 Bourke St. Muckleneuk, Pretoria

****All are welcome****

SA’s excessive communications costs stifle growth says Treasury

On Tuesday 27th August, Finance minister Tito Mboweni published a paper titled: Economic transformation, inclusive growth and competitiveness: Towards an economic strategy for South Africa.  This paper considers the contribution of specific growth reforms that can achieve the stated outcomes.  The paper cites the exorbitant costs of communicating in South Africa.  SA ranks 126th in terms of prepaid mobile cellular tariffs and 69th in terms of fixed broadband Internet tariffs, according to the World Economic Forum.  At the same time, South Africa ranks 119th globally in terms of d

International Labour Research and Information Group: Research and Education Officer

The International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG) is an independent NGO based in Cape Town and in Johannesburg. ILRIG provides popular educational resources and information for workers’ organisations, workers’ struggles and social movements in South Africa based on research on political economy, community struggles, feminism and international politics. ILRIG seeks to generate alternative perspectives to that of neo-liberal capitalism

ILRIG seeks to appoint a Research and Education Officer  to be based in Johannessburg.

Remuneration: R 262 212 before tax P.A.

Right2Know Finance Coordinator

The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) is looking for an experienced Finance Coordinator to oversee the day-to-day financial management of the organization to support efficient and effective campaigning efforts and ensure R2K continues to grow as a vibrant democratic Campaign.

This is an opportunity to work with committed activists around the country to support popular campaigns that have a real impact on the challenges facing South Africa at this critical period in our democracy.

Responsibilities:

Right2Know: Deputy National Coordinator

The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) is looking for an experienced Deputy National Coordinator support efficient and effective campaigning efforts and ensure R2K continues to grow as a vibrant democratic Campaign.

This is an opportunity to work with committed activists around the country to support popular campaigns that have a real impact on the challenges facing South Africa at this critical period in our democracy.
 

Responsibilities:

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute: Intern

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) is a non-profit think tank, based in Johannesburg, committed to advancing the Constitution and to supporting the eradication of poverty and inequality in South Africa, and in the sub-region, through empirical research and advocacy.

SPII seeks to appoint a full-time Intern.

Why Are You Laughing?

The recent protests which have rocked the Southern parts of Johannesburg, more specifically the Coloured townships of Eldorado Park and Ennerdale, should not be looked at in isolation. The organisation and mobilisation of this largely unemployed, marginalised, and erased people have been a recurring trend across Johannesburg, from Reiger Park to Westbury. They pertain primarily to two matters, a “housing” crisis and the issue of criminality.

No-Confidence Motion in Zuma A Moral Test

Even if the Democratic Alliance’s motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma fails‚ the “ensuing debate will ensure a more accountable and open system of governance,” according to Phephelaphi Dube, legal officer for the Centre for Constitutional Rights.

Dube says the motion will raise the obvious question as to whether members of Parliament are beholden to their party bosses rather than to the Constitution.

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