Opposition parties unite against Zuma

9th Aug 2017 Mandla Mnyakama 0

Following a similar proceeding the previous day by the United Behind Movement led by Mcebisi Jonas, the former Deputy Finance Minister, the more than 10,000 marchers from the ACDP, Cope, DA, EFF, and UDM, trade unions and Save South Africa declared that they will continue to mobilise until they get rid of the head of state.

Vavi reports to SAFTU in Cape Town

26th Jul 2017 Mzi Velapi 0

We want to professionalise the union”, said Vavi. According to him, 52% of the cases that are taken to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) are won by the employers. “You get chairpersons who were never trained on their duties and because of this, they surround themselves with corrupt organisers. When they go to meetings they don’t even have a pen or notebook so that they report back to the workers.”

Uneasy truce at COSATU

18th Oct 2015 Muzi Mzoyi 0

On the 13th and the 14th of July 2015 COSATU held its Special National Congress after nearly two years since NUMSA and other affiliates called for it. The special national congress was to allow COSATU’s highest and most democratic decision-making structure to deal decisively with the conflict and divisions in the federation. But after the expulsion of NUMSA and later COSATU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, the narrative changed for those affiliates who felt that both Vavi and NUMSA were hard done by.