June 11, 2021

Power cuts are unacceptable, but President Ramaphosa’s privatised strategy will only displace, not solve, the crisis

Decorporatise Eskom for public-utility transformation and a Just Transition   SAFTU and the whole society need to change the prevailing power relations, starting with electricity supply. […]
June 8, 2021

GDP growth stats hide why South Africa’s capitalist economy fails us all

Fake news today from StatsSA is that the first-quarter Gross Domestic Product recovery is recovering at a healthy 4.6% annualised growth rate. For those in Treasury […]
June 8, 2021


The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) notes the continued lack of progress in the vaccine roll-out. When SAFTU issued our statement two weeks ago, […]
June 1, 2021

SAFTU Dismayed by worsening unemployment

In the past, we have highlighted the limitations of Statistics South Africa in relation to GDP and economic growth calculations and the methodologies they use to […]