KZN LEGISLATURE TO HOLD THE 2022 WORKERS’ PARLIAMENT

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25 MAY 2022

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SUBJECT:  KZN LEGISLATURE TO HOLD THE 2022 WORKERS’ PARLIAMENT

From the 27 to 28 May 2022, the Legislature will hold its annual Workers’ Parliament in King Cetshwayo District, eSikhaleni township at kwaHlanganani Hall from 10am on both days. The three Federations, COSATU, FEDUSA and NACTU will participate in the Workers’ Parliament where they will engage government on various issues affecting the working class.

Some of these engagements include strategies to launch CCMA cases for non-unionized workers, fast tracking of the Pension Fund amendments to allow workers access to their pension funds, skilling of the workers for the 4th Industrial Revolution, update on Temporary Employer/ Employee Relief Scheme, National Labour Migration Policy and the Inspection of Programmes of the of the Department of Employment and Labour.

The 2022 Workers’ Parliament is held under the theme, “Uniting Workers to Defend Collective Bargaining and Jobs Whilst Advancing Improved Labour Laws”. Through this theme workers will be focusing on improving working conditions in all sectors of employment and defending what workers view as a threat to collective bargaining.

Media is invited to attend and cover the event.

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KZN LEGISLATURE COMMEMORATES AFRICA DAY – 25 MAY 2022

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DATE: 25 MAY 2022

KZN LEGISLATURE COMMEMORATES AFRICA DAY – 25 MAY 2022

Today, the 25th May 2022, the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature commemorates Africa Day which marks the birth of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which was founded on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia to free the continent from the bondage of colonialism and to forge the unity and solidarity amongst African states. The OAU is a predecessor of the now African Union (AU).

As part of commemorating this important day, the KZN Legislature will be holding the inaugural Africa Day Webinar to be addressed by a panel of eminent speakers and presenters under the theme ‘’Strengthening resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent: Strengthening Agro-Food systems, Health and Social Protection Systems for the Acceleration of Human, Social and Economic Capital Development”

Among the speakers billed to address the webinar is Nomfanelo Kota, a former spokesperson for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and spokesperson for the ANC Caucus in the National Assembly. Other participants in the webinar include African nationals who live in South Africa and Members of the Legislature.

The webinar will start at 16h00 to 18h00. It will be streamed on the following platforms.

Twitter: @KZNlegislature
Facebook: KznLegislature
YouTube: Kzn.legislature
MS Teams (link to be shared on request)

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Communications Unit: KZN Legislature
For more information:
Sina Nxumalo: Cell: 0829060449
Wonder Hlongwa: Cell: 082 908 3532
Nomusa Phungula: Cell: 072 294 7237

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KZN EDUCATION PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE MOURNS THE PASSING ON OF LEARNERS

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20 April 2022

KZN Education Portfolio Committee mourns the passing on of learners

The Education Portfolio Committee expresses its sincere condolences to the families of learners who have passed on due to the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal Natal. “We were witnesses to severe destruction of school infrastructure and with that came the shock of learning that we have lost a number of learners across the province.” Hon Sifiso Sonjica the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee speaking on behalf of the Committee continues; “we send our deepest condolences to all affected families and learners, and share the pain these families are feeling.  The committee acknowledges the work that has been done by government and the department so far, we call on the department to continue to do all it can to assist affected schools and learners with physiological help amongst other things. It is in times like these that we expect maximum benefit from various existing private and public sector partnerships as we seek to rebuild our schools, and so we call on all good corporate citizens to lend a hand as we face such difficult times”.

Amongst the many learners the province has lost are; Sibongukuhle Ncanana in King Cetshwayo, and Azokuhle Zama Grade 4 and Grade 6 respectively both from Overport Primary School in Durban “We are very saddened by losing such young lives”. The committee will be visiting some of the affected schools and families following the legislature program where MPLs will visit affected communities in various district today and tomorrow, 22 April.

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Wesley Canham                                

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