On Thursday, Cosatu public service unions vowed to bring the country to its knees, saying the government seemed to want to plunge the country into crisis.
Pretoria’s central business district was brought to a standstill on Thursday as 11 000 … Read the rest
Police have launched an investigation into the killing of SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) Gauteng secretary general Chris Nkosi after he was shot dead in his car.
Spokesman Lt-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said it was not clear how many … Read the rest
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
Barely eight months after it was formed, the EFF will start their own union – the National Trade Union Congress.
The Economic Freedom Fighters said the Labour Department has officially given them the go-ahead.
The EFF union plans to target … Read the rest
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
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
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’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
A 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
Cosatu secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi is happy that a grievance against him has been withdrawn by his accuser, he said on Monday.
“I am pleased that the grievance [hearing] has been finalised,” Vavi said in a statement.
“I hope that … Read the rest
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
A woman who apparently accused Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi of raping her wrote an open letter to the Sunday Times about her encounter with him.
“Vavi…came down from the ninth floor…to see me in my office in a quiet … Read the rest
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have secured over 1000 new members, it said on Saturday.
“We received 1 100 new members on the first day of recruiting,” said party leader Julius Malema at a press briefing in Soweto.
“If this … Read the rest
Cosatu secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi fears for his life and has increased security to protect himself, he has told Eyewitness News.
The Cosatu secretary general said during the interview: “I am scared. This matter came to the public sphere three … Read the rest