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High Court ruling sees ANC Free State conference postponed

High Court ruling sees ANC Free State conference postponed

The ANC Free State provincial conference will seemingly not be able to take place this weekend after the High Court in Bloemfontein ordered that the conference not be held until branch general meetings which have been declared unlawful and irregular by the court are held in a lawful manner. Twenty-nine branch general meetings have been declared unlawful and irregular. Hanno Bekker‚ attorney for the 26 ANC members who brought the case‚ said there had to be seven days’ notice given before a branch general meeting could be held. There was thus not enough time to convene these meetings before the scheduled provincial conference‚ Bekker said. This comes a day after […]

SABC salary increase dispute yet to reach a conclusion

SABC salary increase dispute yet to reach a conclusion

The SABC and unions are yet to reach an agreement over wage increases. The public broadcasters’ executives were locked in meetings with shop stewards from the Broadcasting‚ Electronic‚ Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) and Communications Workers Union (CWU) on Thursday. The demand is for a 10% to 15% salary increase Bemawu’s spokesperson Hanno Bekker said on Friday: “We met the SABC yesterday where we locked into a meeting the entire day and they (SABC executives) arrived with absolutely no mandate to settle our dispute of the 0% salary increment. However‚ they proposed that they would only offer salary increases in the next financial year and the board would be […]

SABC salary increase dispute yet to reach a conclusion

SABC salary increase dispute yet to reach a conclusion

The SABC and unions are yet to reach an agreement over wage increases. The public broadcasters’ executives were locked in meetings with shop stewards from the Broadcasting‚ Electronic‚ Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) and Communications Workers Union (CWU) on Thursday. The demand is for a 10% to 15% salary increase Bemawu’s spokesperson Hanno Bekker said on Friday: “We met the SABC yesterday where we locked into a meeting the entire day and they (SABC executives) arrived with absolutely no mandate to settle our dispute of the 0% salary increment. However‚ they proposed that they would only offer salary increases in the next financial year and the board would be […]

Free State ANC leaders ‘must go’

Free State ANC leaders ‘must go’

A disgruntled member of the ANC in the Free State has gone to the High Court in Bloemfontein in a bid to have the party’s provincial executive committee disbanded. Lefa Mifi wrote to ANC provincial leader Ace Magashule calling for his provincial executive to be disbanded by October 14, claiming its term lapsed in August. Mifi’s attorney, Hanno Bekker, told The Times on Sunday: “We want to bring the application to court on an urgent basis. “If we do not file this week, we would be nullifying the urgency of the matter and therefore cannot proceed with the application. “We are worried that the current executive will use its illegitimate […]

Disgruntled ANC member to apply to court to have Free State PEC disbanded

Disgruntled ANC member to apply to court to have Free State PEC disbanded

In a bid to have the provincial executive committee of the ANC disbanded in the Free State‚ a disgruntled party member will ask the High Court in the next few days to prevent the structure from performing any duties. Lefa Mifi sent a letter to provincial chairperson Ace Magashule‚ calling for the PEC to be disbanded by October 14‚ saying it was an illegitimate structure. He said the current term of the PEC should have lapsed in August. Mifi’s attorney Hanno Bekker told TimesLIVE on Sunday‚ “We want to bring the application on an urgent basis to court. “If we don’t file by this week‚ we would be abandoning the […]