This year, the celebration of Workers’ Day (1 May) in South Africa takes on more significance as we think of all the essential service workers putting their lives at risk to ensure that South Africans have access to medical care, are kept safe through continued policing of our neighbourhoods, towns and cities; have the ability to buy food, and that services such as waste removal continue to be delivered.

Thanks to the Hanns Seidel Foundation Southern Africa, who kindly sponsored the making of this video, we are able to honour those workers and all other workers in South Africa for their contribution to our country.