The Crises at the Marshalls comompny

By Oliver Tshinyoka

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According to our sources the company was employing people without giving them the salaries. and this was going on for 4 years.

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Since the 17th September 2013 Marshalls employees have started a series of strike.

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Ironically, the company is able to find a solution for drivers who are looking for parking, but not for workers who are watching the parking and the cars for the company.

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Marshalls employees are not fighting alone…

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Most of the employees are foreigners, originally from the DRC

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Association des Infirmiers Congolais (ANIC) en Afrique du Sud: une organisation qui oriente les infirmiers congolais à exercer leur métier d’infirmier en Afrique du Sud.

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ANIC est une Association Nationale des Infirmiers Congolais qui, en Afrique du Sud assiste tous les congolais ayant a qualification en sciences infirmières. Cette assistance consiste à aider ces personne à introduire leurs documents auprès du gouvernement Sud Africain en vu d’avoir du travail dans ce domaine. ANIC assiste aussi les congolais qui voudrais embrasser la formation médicale en leur donnant une meilleure orientation.

Pour arriver à exercer le métier d’infirmer en Afrique du Sud, il y a une longue procédure à suivre quand le candidat vient d’un autre pays que l’Afrique du Sud et plus particulièrement pour ceux qui viennent du Congo. Le gouvernement Sud Africain exige avant tout que les candidats aient nécessairement le statut des réfugiés et pas de permis de refugié.

Pour ceux qui détiennent le document requis par le gouvernement Sud Africain, le processus se présente de la manière suivante:

* la traduction du relevé des cotes,

* La traduction de l’attestation de réussite,

* La traduction de la carte de membre  d’ANIC confirmant l’appartenance du candidat à l’association des infirmiers congolais (RDC). Cette carte est très importante car, selon la logique du gouvernement Sud Africain, tout infirmier ne peut sortir que de l’organisation des infirmiers de son pays. Et  l’ANIC est reconnu officiellement par le gouvernement Sud Africain comme organisation représentant les infirmiers congolais.

* L’octroi de l’attestation d’honorabilité  par ANIC. Ce document est similaire au permis de travail.

En somme, le statut des réfugiés, la carte d’ANIC et l’attestation d’honorabilité sont les trois documents essentiels qu’exige le gouvernement Sud Africain pour exercer le métier d’infirmier dans ce pays.

ANIC de l’Afrique du Sud travail en parfaite collaboration avec  ANIC du Congo. Ainsi donc, tout congolais infirmier de formation qui n’a pas eu l’occasion d’avoir les documents d’ANIC au Congo ferai mieux de contacter ce dernier pour les avoir et ce,  même sans avoir encore son statut de réfugier. Il faut noter qu’il est du droit de tout infirmier d’avoir sa carte d’ANIC et son statut d’honorabilité.

Le réunion d’ANIC Cape Town se font chaque début du moi à l’Eglise Bethleem Bible sur Church street à Wymberg.

Contact ANIC

Cpe Town

Ordy Ngoie Kalumba: 0730724199

 

Johannesburg

André Kalonji: 0722948319

 

Demand and Supply

Rodriguez Iragy Bagumi

 

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 I am asking for Peace, unity and justice

I am not asking for strange food

But you give me the answer, demand and supply

I am not demanding for extra things that you can’t afford

Stop supplying me with weapons

Since you game up with your demand and supply strategy

My continent is in trouble

No more hospital, No more schools, no more nature

All of that, you took it away

And bring me Disneyland dream,

cartoon leaders and second hand technology

To make me feel like a Mickey Mouse in my motherland

Demand and Supply, those are the words you use to

Steal what belongs to me

You are the demand and I am the supply

 

Demand and Supply

Rodriguez Iragy Bagumi

 

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 I am asking for Peace, unity and justice

I am not asking for strange food

But you give me the answer, demand and supply

I am not demanding for extra things that you can’t afford

Stop supplying me with weapons

Since you game up with your demand and supply strategy

My continent is in trouble

No more hospital, No more schools, no more nature

All of that, you took it away

And bring me Disneyland dream,

cartoon leaders and second hand technology

To make me feel like a Mickey Mouse in my motherland

Demand and Supply, those are the words you use to

Steal what belongs to me

You are the demand and I am the supply

 

Not born to be refugee

Bote Shepo

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South Africa is one of the countries in Africa that have the biggest amount of African refugees from different African countries. Among them Somalians, Zimbabweans and Congolese (from the DRC) have considerable numbers according to the statistics.

It is appreciable to show hospitality to someone who is seeking asylum; but to understand why that person is in such a situation and to find out how to help him to change that particular situation is more important. Our current mission is to  explain to South African people in few words why the Congolese refugees number is still growing and how this situation can be changed.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the second largest country in 

Africa, situated right in the center of the continent with 9 neighboring countries. It is the richest country in the world containing all important minerals (copper, zing, cobalt, gold, diamond, coltan…). Coltan is the most used mineral in the electronic industry, and almost 80% of its production comes from the DRC.

Congolese people like any other people in the world were not born to live as refugees. And it was never crossing their mind 30 years ago while they were facing the oppressive power of J D Mobutu. The massive movement of Congolese people to South Africa came in 1996 with the war  initiated by the AFDL ( Alliance des Force Démocratiques pour la Liberation) lead by Laurent Desire kabila with the help of Rwandian army to chasse Mobutu from his long lasting power. Since then, a chain of war had followed creating an unsecure situation all over the Country.

Then came, in 2000, the oppressive regime of Joseph Kabila that couldn’t fight different rebellions spread over the country like mushrooms and the aggression of the country by Rwandan and Ugandan army on the East.

The oppressive regime at the head of the state, the uncontrolled army’s groups (Mai Mai, FDLR, Raïa Mutombo Kati, …) in the county and the Rwando-Ugandan aggression on the East side of the country creates a system that frustrate and insecure the Congolese people. And until this system is not replaced by a more convenient one, Congolese people will still be leaving unwillingly their country to seek asylum anywhere in the world.

One could say “leaving the country is not a solution”. Yes, but you have to be in someone shoes to understand their situation.

Congolese people wherever they are going, are raising their voice to denounce what is happening in their country. They have sent hundreds of memorandums to different governments around the world showing the need to see their country in peace. 

The latest was the Congolese demonstrations against the rig on the last presidential elections in November 2011 that brought to power a contested government.

It appears clearly that Congolese people are fighting to make their situation right. At the same time they have noticed that there is a  wide international system that is supporting the contested Congolese government. These conspirators are causing wounds that the Congolese people will not easily forget as Lumumba once said: “That was our lot for the eighty years of colonial rule and our wounds are too fresh and much too painful to be forgotten,…, Morning, noon and night we were subjected to jeers, insults and blows because we were “Negroes”,…, We have seen our lands seized in the name of ostensibly just laws, which gave recognition only to the right of might. We have not forgotten that the law was never the same for the white and the black, that it was lenient to the ones, and cruel and inhuman to the others. We have experienced the atrocious sufferings, being persecuted for political convictions and religious beliefs, and exiled from our native land: our lot was worse than death itself. We have not forgotten …”

Adding to these wounds, the current situation, Congolese people will never forget.