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CWAO Radio - Buwa Basebetsi

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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 Weekly Updates
 Know Your Rights Series
 Labour Broker Series

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

03 April 2024

Know Your Rights Series - Episode 9: Parental & Adoption Leave

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we focus on Parental & Adoption Leave. We break down and explain what Parental & Adoption Leave is, the conditions that exist around it and what remedies workers have it their employer's go against the guidelines set out in this right.

27 March 2024

Know Your Rights Series - Episode 8: Sectoral Determinations

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we focus on sectoral determinations. We break down and explain what a sectoral determination is, the conditions that exist around it and what remedies workers have it their employer's go against the guidelines set out in this right.

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

20 March 2024

Know Your Rights Series - Episode 7: Paid Sick Leave

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we focus on sick leave. We break down and explain how sick leave works, the conditions that exist around it and what remedies workers have it their employer's go against this right.

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.

13 March 2024

Know Your Rights Series - Episode 6: Maternity Leave

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we tackle maternity leave. We break down and explain how maternity leaves works, the conditions that exist around it and what remedies workers have it their employer's go against this right.

06 March 2024

Know Your Rights Series - Episode 5: Annual Leave

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we tackle annual leave. We break down and explain how annual leave works as well as the conditions that exist around it.

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.

28 February 2024

Know Your Rights Series - Episode 4: Short Hours

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we tackle short hours.

We break down and compare how short hours worked in the past, to how they work now. We also touch on the New Minimum Wage that will come into effect on 1 March 2024.

23 February 2024

Know Your Rights Series - Episode 3: Overtime

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we tackle overtime.

We break down how much you should be paid for overtime as stipulated by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. How many hours of overtime you should work and what you should do if your boss is withholding your overtime rights.

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.

21 February 2024

Know Your Rights Series - Episode 2: Ordinary Hours

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we tackle ordinary hours. We break down the hours of work as stipulated by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, how many hours you should work and how many hours of rest you should get.

19 February 2024

Know Your Rights Series - Episode 1: Wages & Deductions

In this first episode of our Know Your Rights series, we tackle wages and deductions. We look at when you must be paid, how you should be paid and what you can do if your employer is not paying you on time, paying you the wrong amount or not paying you at all.
 

02 February 2024

Labour Broker Series - Episode 4

In this last episode of the series, we looked at how bosses have tried to get around the law. As well as the difficulty that workers face to become permanent due to the weakness of the law, the anti-worker politics of the CCMA and the problems of the Labour Court. In this episode we focus on the history of workers and the similarities of pre-colonial workers vs workers today. We also take a look at the realities of workers who belong to trade unions who explain the importance of organising in the workplace.

Special thanks go to CWAO Organiser, Connie Masekwameng, for hosting this.