Celebrate Workers' Day

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Cabinet has called on workers across the country to celebrate Workers’ Day on Tuesday, 1 May 2018, to reflect on the gains of workers’ rights since the dawn of democracy. 

Addressing a post Cabinet media briefing held in Cape Town on Thursday, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane explained that the day serves as a reminder that workplaces should be safe and that employers must do more to ensure the safety of their workers, especially in the mining sector. 


Cabinet also expressed its heartfelt sympathy to the families, friends and colleagues of the six miners who were burnt to death when the bus taking them to work was set alight by a petrol bomb thrown by unknown attackers.

“Cabinet called on community members to assist the police in their quest to swiftly crack this case,” Minister Mokonyane said.

The gruesome incident took place at Driekop village outside Burgersfort at the pickup point at around 8pm.

Preliminary investigations indicates that the Segweka Bus Service was busy collecting Modikwa Platinum Mine workers‚ going for a night shift‚ between 8pm and 9pm.

The South African Police Service has offered a R500 000 reward for information leading to the arrests and convictions of those responsible. – SAnews.gov.za

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