Articles containing the tag ‘cosatu
By Oliver Ngwenya On Monday, May 4th, 2015

Malema Calls on Vavi and Jim to Work with his Party

The honeymoon may be over for the ruling African National Congress if the words that are being attributed to the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema are anything to go by. According to the lo... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

“We Can Even Kill Each Other” President Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has come out very strong against the militarization of the country’s workers’ federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, warning that there will be dire consequence... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Zwelinzima Vavi Fired From COSATU

It has been learnt that the long standing Secretary General of the biggest workers’ federation in South Africa and, arguably, the whole of Africa, Mr Zwelinzima Vavi has been expelled from the federation afte... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

NUMSA Expulsion: Seven Other Unions Support Metalworkers

The plot is definitely thickening in the feud within the labour federation, Congress of South African Trade Unions(COSATU) and its affiliates over the expulsion of one of its feeder unions, National Union of Me... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Sunday, November 9th, 2014

COSATU and NUMSA Split: A Real Change in South African Politics

In what has been described as a tragic event by the ANC, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), on Friday voted to oust the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) from the powerful... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Outpouring of Support as Nation Mourns the Death of MaMbeki

Former president Mbeki and his wife Zanele arrived in East London to attend the funeral of Thabo’s mother, Epainette Mbeki who passed on Saturday morning at the age of 98. The former first family were qui... Read more »
By PAW On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Youth Wage Bill Passed

In a show of the waning support now enjoyed by COSATU, the youth wage subsidy bill sailed through parliament despite the fierce opposition that the huge worker organisation had shown way back in 2011 when the b... Read more »
By PAW On Thursday, August 15th, 2013

The Day Vavi Got Suspended – As Seen On Twitter

The General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, ZwelinzimaVavi did not have a good day on Thursday. Though COSATU is yet to release an official statement confirming his suspension, it is pr... Read more »
By Ntokozo Sindane On Monday, July 29th, 2013

Vavi Issues Statement after Rape Grievance is Withdrawn

Upon hearing some details of the Zwelinzima Vavi rape saga, the public will not be blamed for remembering the stained, blue dress twist in the Monica Lewinsky and former US President Bill Clinton scandal. Lewin... Read more »
By PAW On Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Zwelinzima Vavi Considers Leaving Politics After Receiving Death Threats

Zwelinzima Vavi may exit the political arena due to death threats which he started receiving three years ago. The COSATU General Secretary has reason to believe that the wheels are already in motion for his ass... Read more »