sablog4.jpg  South African Trade Unionists Strike against Price Rises Members of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) joined a strike earlier this week against rising fuel, food and electricity prices The strike was called by the Confederation of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and was widely supported. For instance Anglo Platinum mining company reported that in some mines 70% of the workers went on strike. Miners are being particularly hard hit by high electricity prices with many losing jobs as a resuult. Many car factories and other manufacturing plants were also closed. SADTU called on its members to support the strike because everyone is affected by the price rises. Many teachers stayed away from work and joined in marches and demonstrations. For example in the province of Kwa Zulu Natal, the provincial secretary Sipho KK Nkosi reported that the strike was solid.