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ramaphosaeNCA reports that Gauteng Community Health Workers (CHWs) used a World Aids event on Thursday to air their frustrations with authorities when they booed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.  

The complaints of the CHWs was that even after years of service they were only recognised as volunteers, while some had not been paid their stipend in months.  They held up placards which read "7 months without pay", "Voetsek to the minimum wage" and "We want our money now".  The mood of the crowd shifted after Ramaphosa started his address, when he said he and government were working towards addressing the concerns of community workers.  The crowd's boos then turned to resounding cheers as Ramaphosa explained that government was in the process of attending to the minimum wage proposal.

  • Based on reports at eNCA and News24
  • Read too, Legislature to assist CHWs, on page 5 of The New Age of 2 December 2016
  • As well as a press statement issued by the Gauteng Legislature at SA Govt online

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