Saftu to protest at the State of the Nation Address

Saftu to protest at the State of the Nation Address

Army doing rehearsals for the last time as they prepare for the State of the Nation Address. Picture: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA) Cape Town – With the highly anticipated and contentious State of the Nation Address (Sona) taking place this evening, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) plans to protest and call for a basic income grant of R1 500.

Saftu national spokesperson Trevor Shaku confirmed that Saftu members would be protesting. The federation has a membership of around 700 000.

“We call on President Cyril Ramaphosa to make the Sona to be anything other than mere ritualistic repetition […]

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