Workers On Wednesday 4 July
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207

For over a decade, community healthcare workers have become an indispensable part of the state’s healthcare provision in South Africa. There are over 70,000 care workers in South Africa, mainly women, who serve the most desperate and poor members of our communities who need added support due to their illness or disability.

Most community healthcare workers are still classified as volunteers instead of employees by their employers, the Department of Health, despite a Labour Court judgement in 2016 declaring that community health workers were 'employees' of the Gauteng Department of Health. Since then the Director-General of the Department of Health has promised much to improve the conditions of community care workers.

GUESTS

  • Emmanuelle Daviaud - Senior Specialist Scientist, Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council
  • William More -  Deputy President of the National Union of Careworkers of South Africa (NUCWOSA) and community healthcare worker

 

Workers On Wednesday 20 June
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207

Housing and service delivery protests that escalate into violence have been frequent over many years and it is well known that South Africa has a serious housing shortage. In Cape Town, this has been made worse by hundreds of evictions due to the gentrification of areas close to the city and the inability of people to pay rent for government’s new social housing projects.

This crisis is not new, with millions of people homeless or sheltered in shacks going back to the Apartheid era. The housing crisis is getting worse with no solution in sight. What is to be done?

GUESTS

  • Thapelo Mohapi – General Secretary: Abahlali Basemjondolo Movement of SA
  • Musa Gwebani – Co-Head of Programmes: Social Justice Coalition

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