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Sign the Petition calling on the South African Government to ratify ILO C190 and to outlaw GBV & Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in South Africa

In 2019 -at the Centenary Session of the I.L.O. in Geneva, the Convention passed resolution C190 to outlaw GBV and Harassment from the Workplace -see extracts below. Despite promises the South African Government has still failed to ratify over a year later. Just as in most countries around the world, the situation in South Africa has worsened in the last few weeks as a result of the Corona virus with
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SAUBC “Covid-19 R200 Billion Loan Guarantee Scheme” Virtual Panel Discussion

The South African United Business Confederation is holding a Virtual Panel Discussion on the "Covid-19 R200 Billion Loan Guarantee Scheme" at 2pm South African Time on Tuesday 26th May. Facilitated by Mr Landiwe Mahlangu ; SAUBC Economic Advisor & Chief Economist - and Board Member of the Joe Slovo Foundation, The Panel will include; Mr Dondo Mogajane - Director General of National Treasury. Ms Fundi Tshazibana - Deputy Governor of
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COVID-19, air pollution and cooking: a deadly connection- “People exposed to air pollution are more likely to die from COVID-19 than people living in areas with cleaner air,

One of the few benefits of living in a European City whilst in 'Covid-19 Lockdown' is the sudden reduction in polution both air and noise - no planes flying above - no diesel / petrol fumes clogging up the air-waves. Some of us may be wearing masks whilst doing our grocery shopping as protection against COVID-19 but back in our homes with our postage stamp sized gardens it is a
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The Covid 19 pandemic can be a catalyst for decolonisation in Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic can be a catalyst for decolonisation in Africa. As the West focuses on its own survival, Africans have the opportunity to complete what their ancestors started. Joe Slovo often said that the daily task is get up in the morning, scientifically assess the day ahead and then do what you believe is in the best interests fo the working class and the poor - for this reason,
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Holding your centre when things fall apart – We are living in terrifying times – all of us, the entire planet. Our way of life, our understanding of the world as we knew it has changed forever.

We are living in terrifying times – all of us, the entire planet. Our way of life, our understanding of the world as we knew it has changed forever. - By Dr Helena Dolny Now, possibly more than ever before, we need to find a way to have conversations about mortality that are fruitful not fearful, that are fundamentally life-affirming in the face of new circumstances that will make death
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25 years ago, South Africa buried Joe Slovo. To mark this momentous occasion, the Joe Slovo Foundation officially launched White Ribbon South Africa to end violence and abuse against women and girls in South Africa through Primary Prevention Programmes

25 years ago, South Africa buried Joe Slovo. To mark this momentous occasion, the Joe Slovo Foundation is officially launched White Ribbon South Africa to end violence and abuse against women and girls in South Africa through Primary Prevention Programmes in Trade Unions, Workplaces, Schools, Universities, Sports Clubs and Communities. Let us make 2020 Joe Slovo year, let us Honour Joe Slovo and all those who Stood Up and Spoke
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SDG’s -New Years Resolutions. We start 2020 knowing we are way off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) by 2030 in full and on time and to do so needs escalated action everywhere

#Diepsloot2030 — Local Action in a South African Township Diepsloot, South Africa is an extremely poor and underserved township north of Johannesburg and home to more than 500 000 people. The name Diepsloot translates loosely as “deep ditch” or “deep gutter.” Poor infrastructure and overpopulation in Diesploot causes sewage to seep up through the ground, while the overuse of their facilities results in pipes leaking, taps dripping, and toilets not
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Enough is Enough – 365 Days to End Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

As we come to the end of observing 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children, we spare a thought for all those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence. This has become a pandemic in our country, with women dying daily at the hands of men. It is an issue that needs to be consistently addressed for 365 days of the year.