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27 Feb | Solidarity Road: The Story of a Trade Union in the Ending of Apartheid

South African trade unions played a key role in the struggle against apartheid. They mobilized workers from various racial backgrounds, and united them in order to challenge subjugation in the authoritarian apartheid political economy. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) South Africa will be partnering with the South African Labour Bulletin (SALB) and the Society Work and Development Institute (SWOP) to launch a book on the history of the Food and Canning Workers Union (FCWU). It is authored by Jan Theron, former general secretary of FCWU.

26 – 27 May | Feminist Table: Climate Change and the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

From May 26 to 27 the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in partnership with The Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) and Stellenbosch University will be hosting a feminist table workshop on climate change and the food-water-energy nexus. The aim of the Feminist Table workshop is to explore different aspects of the climate crisis from a feminist perspective. It involves ‘dialogic learning’ in the sense of creating a shared and safe space in which women can share their experiences, deepen their understanding and develop their collective strength.

National Labour and Economic Development Institute (NALEDI): The Right to Strike!

On Wednesday 10 September, the National Labour and Economic Development Institute (NALEDI) in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) held a seminar under the theme “The Right to Strike”. The purpose of the half-day seminar was to discuss, explore and interrogate the nature of strikes in South Africa in order to understand and prevent elements of violence.

Women in Marikana – ‘The Invisible Hands’

You are warmly invited to the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa breakfast seminar, featuring Presenter Asanda Benya (SWOP PhD Fellow) who will be delivering a presentation entitled “Women in Marikana: the invisible hands”.