ANC backtracks on employment equity clause

2014-04-17 21:54

The ANC has made a submission to amend a controversial clause in draft employment equity regulations, says Western Cape leader Marius Fransman.

Cape economy needs more colour - Cosatu

2014-04-10 22:26

Whites are over-represented in senior posts in the private and public sectors in the Western Cape, says provincial Cosatu secretary Tony Ehrenreich.

ANC's Cape Town march set to go ahead

2014-02-05 07:24

The ANC’s planned march in Cape Town’s CBD has received the go-ahead from the municipality, the party says. Marchers will also reportedly get free transport from Metrorail.

Zille put in her place - Cosatu

2013-11-26 14:25

It appears the so-called "black caucus" in the DA has put leader Helen Zille firmly in her place, Cosatu's Tony Ehrenreich says.


Cosatu secretary in the Western Cape Tony Ehrenreich has called for a change in regulation to stop the reckless lending of credit to workers.

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Poverty and rising costs are forcing consumers into deeper levels of debt, says Tony Ehrenreich, Cosatu's Western Cape regional secretary.

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Cosatu: Pickets before mass action

2013-11-11 16:11

Workers countrywide are planning to hold pickets ahead of a full-blown national strike next year, according to Cosatu.

W Cape rejects Cosatu claims

2013-07-11 18:01

The Western Cape government has hit back at provincial Cosatu leader Tony Ehrenreich for accusing it of avoiding talks on economic matters.

SA needs new petrol plan - IFP

2013-07-01 19:05

The government should consider new ways of obtaining fuel if the price of petrol continues to rise, says the Inkatha Freedom Party.

We are the real toll fighters - Cosatu

2013-05-21 22:36

Cosatu in the Western Cape has welcomed a high court ruling to halt the winelands tolling project, but says it is just a gimmick by the Democratic Alliance.

ANC stops help to poor - De Lille

2013-05-01 21:16

Every time the DA proposes a policy to help the poor and unemployed, it is opposed by the ruling ANC, Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille says.

ANCWL: Hands off Motshekga

2013-04-25 17:18

The ANC Women’s League has come out in support of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga following Sadtu's call for her and her director general Bobby Soobrayan to resign.

Cosatu threatens to join teachers

2013-04-24 16:47

If calls by protesting Sadtu members are not heeded, Cosatu members will join them on the streets, its Western Cape secretary Tony Ehrenreich has vowed.

Cosatu dismisses DA's tolls claim

2013-04-18 20:03

Cosatu on Thursday rejected the DA's claims that the ANC was not supporting moves to oppose tolling in the Western Cape.

Farm minimum wage a double-edged sword

2013-02-04 22:40

Farm unions warn the new minimum wage of R105 per day for farmworkers could lead to job losses as farmers scramble to adjust to the increase.

Farmworkers to hand over 'peace policy'

2013-01-18 11:10

Farmworkers are “trying a new strategy” and are set to march in De Doorns to hand over a “peaceful strike policy”, the Food and Allied Workers’ Union says.

More arrests in farmworker protests

2013-01-16 18:23

A total of 26 people have been arrested overnight in connection with farmworkers' protests for higher wages, Western Cape police say.

Labour ready to mediate in farm strike

2013-01-13 17:58

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has said her department is ready to mediate as Cosatu warned that farmworkers would intensify their strike.

Truck hijacked in De Doorns, set alight

2013-01-12 20:23

Police say a truck was hijacked in De Doorns and then set alight nearby, but the situation is otherwise calm as talks continue to resolve the farmworkers' strike.

ID: Ehrenreich insensitive

2013-01-09 14:45

Western Cape Congress Cosatu secretary Tony Ehrenreich is inconsiderate and insensitive for encouraging farmworkers to go on strike, an Independent Democrats MPL says.

ANCYL spokesperson nominated for NEC

2012-12-18 20:37

Former Gauteng Housing MEC Humprey Mmemezi and former ANCYL spokesperson Magdalene Moonsamy were on the list of nominations for the ANC's NEC at the party's Mangaung conference.

Cape braces for second wave of farm strikes

2012-12-03 22:11

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has called for peaceful protests during a farmworkers' pay strike which resumes after a two week suspension.

Police warn farmworkers ahead of protests

2012-11-29 22:14

Western Cape police are ready for anything protesting farmworkers can throw at them, provincial police commissioner Arno Lamoer says.

Bring motion against Zille - Cosatu

2012-11-21 17:23

The ANC and opposition parties should table a motion of no confidence in Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, Cosatu provincial branch has suggested.

Zuma asked to intervene in volatile farming area

2012-11-13 22:37

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has asked President Jacob Zuma to intervene in the De Doorns farmworkers' wage dispute.


Fire white civil servants in W Cape - Cosatu

2014-04-17 11:31

If the ANC wins the Western Cape in the 7 May general election, Cosatu will ask it to fire more than half the white senior civil servants.

Letter to Helen Zille: 'I will expose you'

2014-03-17 15:28

Cosatu's provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich has written an open letter to DA leader Helen Zille saying inequality in the Western Cape is higher than it was in 1994.

ANC united behind Zuma - Duarte

2014-01-18 16:01

The ANC is united behind President Jacob Zuma and will not field another candidate for the presidency in the upcoming national election, party deputy secretary general Jesse Duarte says.


The wanton sale of debt to people must come to an end because it will eventually result in a major crisis, says Cosatu secretary in the Western Cape Tony Ehrenreich.

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Debt bubble just waiting to burst – Cosatu

2013-11-15 10:24

Profiteering from poor people by granting them credit at high interest rates must stop because the effects will be devastating, warns Cosatu’s Tony Ehrenreich.


Poverty and rising costs are forcing consumers into deeper levels of debt, says secretary of Cosatu in the Western Cape Tony Ehrenreich.

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Jobless hostility rising - Ehrenreich

2013-10-24 22:27

Cosatu Western Cape secretary Tony Ehrenreich has warned that levels of hostility are growing among the unemployed.

Cosatu threatens W Cape strike

2013-07-10 15:06

The Congress of SA Trade Unions in the Western Cape says it will strike if socio-economic issues such as transport and electricity costs are not addressed.

Cosatu warns of full-blown police strike

2013-05-29 16:40

All police officials will be told to strike if the department does not implement a salary grading agreement, Cosatu says.

DA rejects claims of Israeli funding

2013-05-13 21:47

The Democratic Alliance has rejected claims that the party receives funding from the Israeli "lobby".

Gautrain bus drivers push for deal

2013-04-25 18:32

Gautrain bus drivers say they will return to work for a 9% pay raise, but they are rejecting the current transport allowance, says trade union Utatu.

Dept: Poor hardest hit by teacher strike

2013-04-24 22:18

A protest march held by the SA Democratic Teachers Union exclusively affected pupils from poor communities, the department of basic education says.

Bus firms must pay decent wages - Cosatu

2013-04-23 19:59

Cosatu has expressed support for striking bus workers' demands for a pay rise, and urged companies to resolve the dispute as soon as possible.

DA, Cosatu to march against rape

2013-02-08 18:05

The DA and Cosatu will take part in marches against rape in Bredasdorp following the gang rape and murder of a teenager there, they say.

Cosatu threatens renewed farm strike

2013-01-24 21:42

Farmers in the Western Cape risk renewed strike action for allegedly firing workers who protested for a pay increase, says Cosatu.

Workers accuse police, farmers of brutality

2013-01-17 17:44

The SA Human Rights Commission is investigating at least 20 complaints of brutality against striking Western Cape farmworkers, it has said.

Cosatu: Strike settlement up to AgriSA

2013-01-15 22:16

Cosatu says the farmworkers' strike may be suspended soon if an agreement can be reached with AgriSA, after farmers secured a deal with workers in Clanwilliam.

Farmworkers to intensify strike

2013-01-13 12:42

The farmworkers have taken a decision to intensify the strike, because the farmers are not serious about the negotiations to find a solution, says Cosatu.

Farmers, unions set to meet on De Doorns

2013-01-11 13:11

Police have continued patrols on the N1 at De Doorns ahead of talks between farmers and unions following violent protests this week.

Unions: Government should force talks

2013-01-04 22:06

Government should compel Agri-SA to return to the negotiating table with farm workers, unions have said.

Farmworkers end strike

2012-12-04 20:32

The strike by farmworkers in the Western Cape has ended, Cosatu says.

Ehrenreich: Marikana poster not mine

2012-11-30 16:04

Cosatu's Western Cape secretary Tony Ehrenreich has distanced himself from a poster that spoke of a "Marikana" in the Western Cape.

DA lays charge against Ehrenreich

2012-11-29 20:01

Western Cape Democratic Alliance leader Ivan Meyer has opened an incitement case against Cosatu's provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich over a poster put up in the Cape metro.

Zille warns of anarchy

2012-11-14 15:18

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has warned that the province is heading towards anarchy as farmworker protests continue.

Farmworkers march without incident

2012-11-12 18:50

De Doorns farmworkers have held a peaceful march, police say, after 11 people were arrested earlier when a group carrying sticks and pangas, intimidated workers and prevented them from going to work.

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