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17 August 2016

The South African Municipal Workers' Union (SAMWU) first and foremost congratulates South Africans as having contributed to strengthening our democracy by going out in their numbers to vote in the 2016 local government elections held on the 3rd August 2016. We are further pleased that these elections have been largely hailed as free and fair by both the IEC and observers.

SAMWU Deeply Saddened by Death of Worker

  • Tuesday, 02 August 2016 09:01
02 August 2016

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has learnt with deep sadness at the death of a worker outside the union head offices in Johannesburg during a scuffled between workers and security after attempting to forcibly gain access to the union offices.
15 July 2016


The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) will be holding a National Rally to show full support for the ANC in the upcoming local government elections. The National Rally will be held in line with the union’s 11th National Congress resolution to fully and undividedly support the ANC in these elections. This will be a national rally and will be attended by members from accoss the country. The rally will be addressed by SAMWU National Office Bearers, COSATU, the SACP and the ANC.

Members of the media are hereby invited to attend and cover the event which will be held as follows;

15 July 2016

In line with our 11th National Congress resolutions and subsequent Central Executive Committee (CEC) Meetings, the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) will be holding a National Rally in full support of the ANC in the upcoming local government elections. The National Rally will be held on Friday 22 July at the Mangaung Outdoor Sports Centre from 09.00, Rockland Bloemfontein and will be attended by members from across the country.

15 July 2016


The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU), Tshwane Region is highly disappointed at the City of Tshwane for advertising/2016, through Job Forum Senior Managers posts dated 7 July 2016. SAMWU has therefore written a letter to the employer demanding that Job Forum 5/2016 be withdrawn with immediate effect and that there be proper consultation on the new Organizational Structure. Our stance is influence amongst other things by the following:

29 June 2016
The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is dismayed and disappointed at the existence of a conspiracy theory as claimed by the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Midvaal Local Municipality.

21 June 2016

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) Tshwane Region has noted with concern the sporadic protest action within the City of Tshwane since the announcement by the ANC that Thoko Didiza will be Mayoral candidate. We have also seen the outbreak of violence in which some municipal officials were attacked and assaulted.

14 June 2016

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is concerned at the alarmingly high municipal vacancy rate. According to the non-financial municipal census conducted by Statistics South Africa, there are over 41 000 vacancies in the country’s 278 municipalities, with Mangaung Metro, Emfuleni Local Municipality and the City of Cape Town leading the charge with the highest vacancies.

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