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John Zikhali Scholarship 2018 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

John Zikhali Scholarship 2018 Applications
                                       

John Mtoleni Zikhali 1960-2006

The SA Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) invites applications for the John Zikhali Scholarship, in honour of the union’s late President.

Criteria
•    The scholarship will be for studies that contribute directly to the advancement of trade unionism, decent work or the clothing and textile industry;
•    the scholarship will normally be awarded at post-graduate level, i.e. Honours, Masters or Doctorate level;
•    the successful applicant will be a South African citizen.

The scholarship will be for an amount of R30 000.

A single scholarship will be paid out in 2018. The successful applicant will receive the bursary for a one-year period in the form of a scholarship, subject to the right to apply again in future years.
 

Applications:

Applications should be in the form of a letter of motivation, setting out all relevant details (proposed course of study, proposed research/study topic). In addition, applicants must also provide copies of their CV and academic record. 

Applications should be e-mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Closing date: 08 December 2017

Applicants, who do not receive a reply from SACTWU within one  month after the closing date, should assume that their application has not been successful.

                         

 
Weaving our Stories, Together PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 July 2017 00:00

The Norman Daniels Story

 




Norman Daniels

Age: 87,  
Ex-General Secretary of TWIU                         (1967 - 1987)
Ex-Cape Town City Councillor, Ward 8           (1963 - 1972)


“I wanted to be judged on the ability of my brain and the quality of my work, not on the colour of my skin! 
It was this lack of equality that drew me into politics. This was the engine inside me that drove me” 

 

>> Click here to download and read the entire story <<

 



 

 
SACTWU Kicks off Matric Winter School Program PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 July 2017 15:46


Winter School 2017

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has kicked off its Matric Winter Schools Program, at the start of July. These schools are part of the union’s social responsibility program, and aims to assist working class matriculant children with extra lessons in some of the more difficult subjects, to help them prepare for successful matric year-end exams.
This year, a total of 1095 eligible learners nationally have applied to participate in the program.  We will focus on Mathematics, Physics, Life Science, English Home Language, English 1st Additional Language and Accounting and Business Subjects. A session on career guidance and life skills training is also offered.

On 3rd July Nelspruit and Durban kicked off their five day program with 26 and 51 learners respectively.

On Friday 7th July Isithebe, Northern Natal, 149 learners will register and participate in a six day program. Also running a six day program is Loskop in Ladysmith with 250 learners participating.

On Saturday 8th July, Cape Town will start its nine program with 210 learners participating, in Athlone. Classes in Newcastle with 130 learners also starts on Saturday 8th July and runs for 6 days.

The balance of the programs start on the 10th July and will run for 5 days in the following areas:

Port Elizabeth with 50 matric learners
East London with 64 Matric Learners
Qwa Qwa with 10 matric learners
Ezakheni, Ladysmith with 155 matric learners


 



 

 
702 Radio: Trade union calls on Sars to clamp down on customs fraud, illegal imports PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 March 2017 10:59



The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) marched to the Sars offices in Pretoria on Friday protesting illegal clothing, textile, leather and footwear imports in the country.

Sactwu says that the illegal import are having a negative impact on the local industry.

Sactwu researcher Simon Eppel explains that illegal imports are a long-standing problem in South Africa, but the revenue service has been able to regulate the issue in previous years.

    This is not a new story. Illegal clothing, textiles and footwear are coming into the country and damaging jobs.

    — Simon Eppel, researcher at South African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union

According to Eppel, Sars has lost its resolve to deal with the issue.

    From 2009 - 2014 we witnessed a Sars that was showing a great determination and capacity to deal with the problem.
    — Simon Eppel, researcher at South African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union

    Sars is not doing anything..
    — Simon Allison, Daily Maverick's African Correspondent
 

Listen to the full 702 Talk Radio Podcast with Sactwu Researcher Simon Eppel below:

 

--Click here to Link to the 702 Talk Radio website article--


 

 
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