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Buwa Basebetsi

Buwa Basebetsi is a platform for the worker, by the worker. Here we'll be sharing all you need to know about your right as a worker, as well as what you should do if those rights are not met. Buwa Basebetsi is produced by the Casual Worker Advice Office in partnership with Simunye Workers Forum.
Weekly English South Africa Education · Non-Profit
29 Episodes
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Buwa Basebetsi Updates: School Registration Assistance

As part of our contribution to the community we are offering free support with school registration. The Casual Workers Advice Office, Simunye Workers Forum and Simunye Women Workers Forum know the challenges community members face in day-to-day life and we are aware that things are difficult economically for the masses…
11 Jul 4 min

Episode 13 - Part 2: Know Your Rights

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we continue with the focus on the Unemployment Insurance Fund, better known as UIF. We break down and explain what it is, and the conditions that exist around it. Also providing you with the remedies workers have it their employer's go against the…
10 May 9 min

Episode 13 - Part 1: Know Your Rights - UIF

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we focus on the Unemployment Insurance Fund, better known as UIF. We break down and explain what it is, and the conditions that exist around it. Also providing you with the remedies workers have it their employer's go against the guidelines set out…
3 May 12 min

The Casual Workers’ Advice Office Strike Barometer for 2023

Inside the report: There were 83 strikes in 2023, a slight decrease over the 86 strikes we documented in 2022. This continues the pattern of relatively low number of strikes annually since the 165 strikes of 2018. Forty one of the 83 strikes occurred in the public sector. This figure…
30 Apr 3 min

Buwa Basebetsi Update

This week in Buwa Basebetsi Update we look at the organising efforts by Casual Workers Advice Office and our weekly household Index in our Economic Observer which looks at how the economy affects the working class purse
26 Apr 3 min

Episode 12: Know Your Rights - The New Minimum Wage

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we focus on the New Minimum Wage. We break down and explain what it is, and the conditions that exist around it. Also providing you with the remedies workers have it their employer's go against the guidelines set out in this right. Buwa…
24 Apr 7 min

Buwa Basebetsi Updates

In this episode of Buwa Basebetsi Updates, the Casual Workers Advice Office and Simunye Workers Forum announce their upcoming CCMA campaign where they will avail themselves at the various offices in and around Johannesburg for any workers who might be in need of assistance. The second half of the episode…
19 Apr 3 min

Episode 11: Know Your Rights - Notice

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we focus on Notice. We break down and explain what Notice is, the conditions that exist around it and what remedies workers have it their employer's go against the guidelines set out in this right. Buwa Basebetsi is produced by The Casual Workers…
17 Apr 6 min

Episode 10: Know Your Rights - Family Responsibility Leave

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we focus on Family Responsibility Leave. We break down and explain what Family Responsibility Leave is, the conditions that exist around it and what remedies workers have it their employer's go against the guidelines set out in this right. Buwa Basebetsi is produced…
10 Apr 4 min

Buwa Basebetsi Updates

In Buwa Basebetsi Updates this week we revisit the story of Zanthe fresh workers and conclude the segment with our weekly Household Index Buwa Basebetsi updates is produced by The Casual Workers Advice Office.
5 Apr 4 min

Episode 9: Know Your Rights - Parental & Adoption Leave

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we focus on Parental & Adoption Leave. We break down and explain what Parental & Adoption Leave is, the conditions that exist around it and what remedies workers have it their employer's go against the guidelines set out in this right. Buwa Basebetsi…
3 Apr 4 min

Episode 8: Know Your Rights - Sectoral Determinations

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we focus on sectoral determinations. We break down and explain what a sectoral determination is, the conditions that exist around it and what remedies workers have it their employer's go against the guidelines set out in this right. Buwa Basebetsi is produced by…
27 Mar 6 min

Buwa Basebetsi Updates

In Buwa Basebetsi Updates this week we revisit the story of six workers of Anoplate who are facing retrenchment and conclude the segment with our weekly Household Index Buwa Basebetsi updates is produced by The Casual Workers Advice Office.
23 Mar 6 min

Episode 7: Know Your Rights - Paid Sick Leave

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we focus on sick leave. We break down and explain how sick leave works, the conditions that exist around it and what remedies workers have it their employer's go against this right. Buwa Basebetsi is produced by The Casual Workers Advice Office in…
20 Mar 7 min

Buwa Basebetsi Updates

In Buwa Basebetsi Updates this week we highlight the International Women's Day event, where the Simunye Women Workers Forum stood in solidarity with Palestinian women. We provide an update on the situation at Zanthe Fresh (ZGG), and we also give you our weekly household index in our economic observer. Buwa…
15 Mar 9 min

Episode 6: Know Your Rights - Maternity Leave

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we tackle maternity leave. We break down and explain how maternity leaves works, the conditions that exist around it and what remedies workers have it their employer's go against this right. Buwa Basebetsi is produced by The Casual Workers Advice Office in partnership…
13 Mar 5 min

Buwa Basebetsi Updates

In Buwa Basebetsi update this week we take look at the imminent retrenchments at Anoplate in Gauteng and the latest developments with the Mobile office. We also introduce the weekly household index in our economic observer, which looks at how economy affects the working class purse. Buwa Basebetsi updates is…
8 Mar 5 min

Episode 5: Know Your Rights - Annual Leave

In this episode of Know Your Rights, we tackle annual leave. We break down and explain how annual leave works as well as the conditions that exist around it. Buwa Basebetsi is produced by The Casual Workers Advice Office in partnership with Simunye Workers Forum and Simunye Women’s Workers Forum.
6 Mar 5 min

Buwa Basebetsi Updates

Want to know what The Casual Workers Advice Office has been up to? Then listen to Buwa Basebetsi Updates. In today's update we share the Today we look back at the Simba strike that took place in October 2023 and the developments since then. Buwa Besebetsi updates is produced by…
1 Mar 4 min

Press Release: New Minimum Wage

CWAO Press Release: The national minimum wage entrenches Apartheid’s cheap Black labour The national minimum wage entrenches Apartheid’s cheap Black labour - the working class does not need to know the food poverty line, the lower-bound poverty line or the upper-bound poverty line to know that it is starving. For…
29 Feb 8 min
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