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Buwa Basebetsi, is a radio show produced by the CWAO in partnership with Simunye Workers Forum and Simunye Women’s Workers Forum, focusing on all issues related to Workers’ Rights, current affairs, strike action, CCMA and Labour Court cases. Other struggles of the working class will also be reviewed.

The CWAO is making this show available to all community Radio stations free of charge as well as providing expert studio guests from the CWAO team who speak 7 official languages.

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Want to know what The Casual Workers Advice Office has been up to? Then listen to Buwa Basebetsi Updates.

30 April 2024

Weekly Update: The Casual Workers' Advice Office Strike Barometer for 2023

There were 83 strikes in 2023, a slight decrease over the 86 strikes we documented in 2022. This continues the pattern of relatively low number of strikes annually since the 165 strikes of 2018. Forty one of the 83 strikes occurred in the public sector. This figure excludes at least seven strikes at hospitals, universities, private companies contracted by municipalities and institutions such as Productivity SA and the State Information Technology Agency. Fifty of the strikes (60.24%) were wildcat and 33 (40.2%) were protected strikes. Seventeen workplace related actions were recorded in addition to the 83 strikes.

26 April 2024

Weekly Update: Organising efforts by Cassual Workers Advice Office and the Household Index

This week in Buwa Basebetsi Update we look at the organising efforts by Cassual Workers Advice Office and our weekly household Index in our Economic Observer which looks at how the economy affects the working class purse.

19 April 2024

Weekly Update: a look at the upcoming CCMA campaign and our food basket index

In Buwa Basebetsi Updates this week, Casual Workers Advice Office and Simunye Workers Forum announce their upcoming CCMA campaign where they will avail themselves at the various offices in and around Johannesburg for any workers who might be in need of assistance.

05 April 2024

Weekly Update: an update on Zanthe Fresh workers and our weekly Household Index

In Buwa Basebetsi Updates this week we revisit the story of Zanthe fresh workers and conclude the segment with our weekly Household Index

23 March 2024

Weekly Update: the story of six workers of Anoplate who are facing retrenchment and our weekly Household Index

In Buwa Basebetsi Updates this week we revisit the story of six workers of Anoplate who are facing retrenchment and conclude the segment with our weekly Household Index

15 March 2024

Weekly Update: International Women's day event, Zanthe Fresh update and our weekly household index.

This week we highlight the International Women's Day event, where the Simunye Women Workers Forum stood in solidarity with Palestinian women. We provide an update on the situation at Zanthe Fresh (ZGG), and we also give you our weekly household index in our economic observer.

01 March 2024

Weekly Update: We look back at the Simba strike of Oct 2023

In today's update, we look back at the Simba strike that took place in October 2023 and the developments since then.

22 February 2024

Weekly Update: Zanthe Fresh & CWAO Outreach Projects

In today's update we share the latest developments around the dispute between workers and owner of fresh produce farm, Zanthe Fresh. We also share an announcement around the outreach efforts taking place at The Casual Workers Advice Office.