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South Africa

Johannesburg People’s Pride March for Freedom and Justice

08 October 2013
PSI South African representative giving speech

The first People’s Pride Movement March was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday 5 October. PSI, represented by its South African sub-regional office, took an active part in the March.

Southern Africa: Nehawu Calls On the ANC Led Government and SADC to Publicly Support the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy in Swaziland

28 September 2013
Nehawu logo

PSI affiliate, NEHAWU, staged a successful international solidarity picket on the 20 September 2013 at Jeppe's Reef border post in Swaziland. The picket was attended by more than 200 members and shop-stewards of the union joined by the leadership and members of the Alliance components, the ANC, SACP, COSATU and its affiliates including various progressive youth formations.


26 September 2013

Corruption is one of the sicknesses of our society. PSI believes that one of the best alternatives to austerity and cuts to public spending is to seriously fight against corruption. We also link this new PSI campaign against corruption to the fight for global tax justice.

Videos: BRICS Cycle of Debates

04 September 2013

Trade unions demand a social dimension to BRICS

04 September 2013

Public Services International (PSI), CSPB and CONDSEF organized the first BRICS Cycle of Debates in Brasilia, 8-10 August 2013, bringing together trade union organizations of public sector workers affiliated to PSI from Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa, with the participation of representatives from China, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Honduras, Peru, Paraguay and Colombia.

First BRICS Cycle of debates

10 Aug 2013

Statement from the trade union organizations of public sector workers affiliated to Public Services International (PSI), from Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa – BRICS.

No Trade in Public Services

31 July 2013

The recent wave of trade agreements are direct threats to the provision of Quality Public Services. These new agreements encourage privatisation, restrict governments’ ability to regulate in the public interest and create new and powerful rights for large multinational corporations. They are also a threat to democracy and accountability of government. They are being negotiated in secret, without proper consultation and will bind future governments, often regardless of the decisions of national elections, parliaments and courts. PSI urges all affiliates to understand the implications and join our allies to oppose the harmful effects of these agreements.

Publication Nowhere to turn

Nowhere to turn: Blackmail and Extortion of LGBT People in Sub-Saharan Africa

9 Jul 2011

“Nowhere to Turn investigates the problem of blackmail and extortion of LGBT people in Africa, a challenge that has remained unaddressed for far too long. Human rights defenders, non-governmental organizations, and governments have a responsibility to address these crimes, which are a constant reminder of LGBT people’s legal and social vulnerability. Too many lives hang in the balance.”

–Cary Alan Johnson, Executive Director
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

The Cape Town recommendations

20 Jul 2011

The delegates of the Third EI- PSI Sexual Diversity Forum in Cape Town reaffirm the Porto Alegre Declaration and the recommendations of the Second International LGBT Forum in Vienna, recognize the progress made thus far in the implementation of these, and recommend that the Executive Boards of EI and PSI continue to pursue recommendations from both forums.

Cover page South Africa PDK

Pre-decision & information kit: Leaving South Africa to work in a foreign country

26 Jun 2013

Globalisation is offering increased opportunities for skilled people to migrate and while there are many opportunities, there are also many challenges to look out for.