Daily Archives: September 9, 2018


PRETORIA– More than 20 years after the end of apartheid, white workers at a petrochemical firm in South Africa are going on strike to protest against discrimination.

Around 3,000 employees at the plant are unhappy that only black workers have been offered company shares.

South African companies are required to meet quotas on black ownership, employment and procurement as part of a drive to reverse decades of exclusion under apartheid. Meeting the rules makes a company more likely to qualify for government tenders.

Solidarity has been waging a challenge against racial quotas in the workplace, and lodged a complaint against the policy in 2016 with the U.N. Human Rights Commission.


Cofimvaba man fatally stabbed in Hankey

Hankey – Police are appealing for the assistance of the public in solving the murder case of a 21-year-old man, who was found dead near the taxi rank in Hankey today.

Today, at around 6:00 police were summoned to a scene of a man lying at Chris Hani Street near the taxi rank in Hankey. At the scene, the deceased, Maliviwe Tile (21) from Cofimvaba had a stab wound in the upper torso. Police are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect (s) to contact the investigating officer, Sergeant Franshua Kammies at 082 441 7917 or 042 284 8100.

Source: South African Police Service