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ancCity Press reports that following a public crowdfunding initiative, the African National Congress (ANC) has started paying some of its staff, especially junior employees at Luthuli House. 

The workers at the party’s headquarters in Johannesburg had not been paid for three months, leading to a strike. The strike resulted in the governing party failing to submit a full list of its local government election candidates to the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) last month. Mvusi Mdala, the chairperson of the ANC staff committee, advised last week that the party had started paying July’s salaries. Mdala indicated that if all employees were paid, they would go back to work. The ANC has for several months struggled to pay salaries and the Unemployment Insurance Fund contributions for its workers, leading to two nationwide pickets and the eventual downing of tools. On Thursday, Mdala met with the national office bearers to discuss a way forward. “We just discussed our memorandum of demands with the top five. The meeting was adjourned before they could give us feedback on the crowdfunding initiative. We have to continue with the discussions,” Mdala advised. Staff will apparently meet on Tuesday to assess the situation as regards salary payments and will then take a decision on whether or not they will go back to work.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Queenin Masuabi at City Press (subscriber access only)
  • Read too, ANC staffers backtrack on taking legal action against top six, at The Citizen

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