Today's Big Stories

Cosatu to lobby for December 27 public holiday

There are 14 more weeks until Christmas Day, December 25, 2016 - which happens to fall on a Sunday this year.

It is for this reason that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) will push for Tuesday December 27 to be declared a public holiday. Monday December 26 is observed as The Day of Goodwill, better known as Boxing Day.

Cosatu spokesperson Sizwe Pamla says they will write to the Presidency and explain that a precedent was set in 2011 when then acting President Kgalema Motlanthe acceded to the same request.

We are hopeful that the current President will also receive our request with a positive attitude.

Sizwe Pamla, Cosatu spokesperson

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


This article first appeared on 702 : Cosatu to lobby for December 27 public holiday


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

How to take 9 days leave in 2016 to be away from work for 25 days

How to take 9 days leave in 2016 to be away from work for 25 days

Carefully choosing your leave days in March and April this year will allow you to spend the most time out of the office.

Consumers 'feeling the pinch' are buying Christmas gifts with loyalty points

Consumers 'feeling the pinch' are buying Christmas gifts with loyalty points

Consumers are cutting back on what they buy this festive season and are reportedly using loyalty points and coupons to get through this Christmas.

3 reasons why Women's Day and other national public holidays are ineffcetive

3 reasons why Women's Day and other national public holidays are ineffcetive

Piet Naude, Director of Stellenbosch University's Business School, says South African public holidays are ineffective. Here's why.

Popular articles
Questions raised over qualifications of Tshwane EMS Head

Questions raised over qualifications of Tshwane EMS Head

SAMWU members allege that EMS head Previn Govender misrepresented his credentials.

Each year rich countries waste as much food as sub-Saharan Africa produces

Each year rich countries waste as much food as sub-Saharan Africa produces

We waste a third of all food produced. If we avoid 25% of that wastage, it could feed 870 million hungry mouths.

As a matter of fact: Has the murder rate for women in SA spiked by 117%?

As a matter of fact: Has the murder rate for women in SA spiked by 117%?

The claim of a 117% rise in the killing of women in South Africa since 2015 was revealed during an Al Jazeera news programme.

Man who admitted to killing 13-year-old CPT schoolgirl handed life sentence

Man who admitted to killing 13-year-old CPT schoolgirl handed life sentence

Andrew Plaatjies was handed two concurrent life sentences after admitting to the murder and attempted rape of the teenage girl.

[LISTEN] 'State institutions were sacrificed to protect individuals within ANC'

[LISTEN] 'State institutions were sacrificed to protect individuals within ANC'

The amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism's Sam Sole explains how we got where we are with State Capture.

[LISTEN] Family of four to pay almost R3 000 for food 'staples' in 2019

[LISTEN] Family of four to pay almost R3 000 for food 'staples' in 2019

BFAP food price specialist Marlene Louw explains the 2018-2027 baseline data on food prices.

Technobyte: Would you go under the knife in order to take the perfect selfie?

Technobyte: Would you go under the knife in order to take the perfect selfie?

Aki Anastasiou reviews the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and talks about the latest craze of cosmetic surgery for good selfies.

Ipsos poll show uncertainty for ANC, but Ramaphosa still ranks highest

Ipsos poll show uncertainty for ANC, but Ramaphosa still ranks highest

The latest Ipsos report shows that even though there is uncertainty for the ANC, Ramaphosa is rated higher than other leaders.

'Almost alcoholics' - the blurred lines between social drinking and alcoholism

'Almost alcoholics' - the blurred lines between social drinking and alcoholism

Sobriety advocate Janet Gourand explains the differences between the social drinker and an almost alcoholic.

Stats SA Capex Report shows decline in government spend

Stats SA Capex Report shows decline in government spend

EWN reporter Barry Batemen says the report shows a decline in state capital expenditure between the year 2016 and 2017.