Cosatu CEC to start, minus five unions

2015-05-25 13:42

Cosatu's central executive committee meeting is commencing in Johannesburg, the first since the axing of its general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Vavi lays into 'Operation Fiela'

2015-05-16 15:58

Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has slammed the state’s “Operation Fiela”, insisting that it feeds public perceptions that migrants are to blame for social ills.

Painful to see workers divided - Madisha

2015-05-01 18:49

It is painful to see workers so divided that they are torn between which march to attend on Workers Day, Congress of the People deputy president Willie Madisha says.


Speaking to News24, expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said much work must still be done for South Africa's workers. Watch.

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'Barbaric' xenophobic violence does not represent South Africans - Vavi

2015-04-20 16:48

The "barbaric" xenophobic violence that has taken grip in South Africa does not represent the majority of South Africans, expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says.

Vavi not surprised by death threat

2015-04-15 18:14

Expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says he is not surprised by the threatening comments made a Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association Limpopo leader.

Vavi too busy to appeal expulsion - Dlamini

2015-04-15 08:27

Zwelinzima Vavi is showing no sign of appealing his expulsion as he's too busy with 'this new thing, dividing Cosatu even further', says president Sdumo Dlamini.

Satawu president's home petrol bombed

2015-04-14 11:15

Satawu president June Dube's home in Vosloorus has been petrol bombed, 24 hours after the union’s Gauteng secretary Chris Nkosi was shot and killed on the N17 on Johannesburg's east rand, the union says.


Expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says he feels "terribly betrayed" after no resolutions from the Polokwane conference were enacted. Watch.

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Don't moan, mobilise, urges Zwelinzima Vavi

2015-04-09 13:09

We are the most unequal society in the world and instead of facing the reality, we keep ourselves busy with boardroom antics, says expelled Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi.


Trade union rivalry could set country on fire

2015-05-19 15:39

The intensity of trade union rivalry is mounting against the background of a possible strike by public service and municipal workers, says Gideon du Plessis.

Vavi won't appeal expulsion, says he's enjoying the freedom

2015-05-06 10:10

Zwelinzima Vavi will not appeal his expulsion from the Congress of SA Trade Unions as general secretary unless it holds what he calls a legitimate congress.

Nzimande: Workers still being attacked

2015-05-01 17:43

Workers are still being attacked, SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande has told a Cosatu May Day rally in Durban.

SA the most unequal place on earth - Vavi

2015-04-30 16:43

Expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says that, in the 21 years since the advent of democracy, the country has failed to implement any of the goals of the Freedom Charter and is "the most unequal place on earth".

Vavi to lay charge against MK Veterans leader

2015-04-16 14:48

Expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says he is laying a criminal charge against the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans leader who threated him.


In today's headlines: death threats for ousted COSATU secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi , load shedding and aid for foreign nationals targeted in Durban violence.

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MK leader threatens Vavi's life

2015-04-15 07:29

An Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association Limpopo leader has threatened to kill ousted Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, accusing him of betraying the trade union federation.

Irreparable damage done to Cosatu - Mantashe

2015-04-13 15:29

Irreparable damage has been done to Cosatu since the expulsion of general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has told News24.


Expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi joins Terry Bell in studio to talk about the upheaval in the South African trade union space. Watch.

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Will Zwelinzima Vavi seek to reclaim his position in Cosatu or will he create a new platform altogether? Here's how he answered that question...

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