Cosatu on the ropes

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says the organisation’s influence has waned dramatically and it could become irrelevant.

Vavi and Sdumo Dlamini both have factions which have divided the trade union body.

Vavi is pushing for action against the ANC while … Read the rest

Free Clive! The adulterous Limpho Hani exploiting her ‘pain’

Clive Derby-Lewis, one of the men convicted of killing SACP secretary general Chris Hani, should be freed, the Front Nasionaal (FN) said on Saturday.

Derby-Lewis is South Africa’s most famous remaining political prisoner, said the group’s deputy leader Dan Roodt … Read the rest

E-toll on its way after Zuma signs act into law

President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill — paving the way for e-tolling, the presidency said on Wednesday.

“The president… has, in terms of Section 84 (2) of the Constitution of the … Read the rest

Five factors that will shape SA’s future: FW de Klerk

Former President says country continues to present an anomalous picture to the world

SPEECH BY FORMER PRESIDENT FW DE KLERK FOXHILLS RESORT, ENGLAND, September 13 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

I should like to talk about South Africa: … Read the rest

Cosatu factions head for battle

Cosatu’s central executive committee will hold a special meeting on Wednesday to discuss the conflict between supporters of the federation’s top two leaders.

The opposing factions are expected to use the meeting to dislodge and discredit general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi … Read the rest

Miner shot dead at Wonderkop

mynerA woman miner was shot dead at a residential area in Wonderkop, near Lonmin’s Marikana mine outside Rustenburg, on Monday, North West police said.

The 44-year-old was shot in the head while returning from a shop at Wonderkop around 12.30pm, … Read the rest

NUM would not comment on Vavi rape allegations

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) would not comment on rape allegations against Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi until it heard from the trade union federation, it said on Monday.

“It will be irresponsible to make statements at this stage,” … Read the rest