ANC can't be hijacked by 'tenderpreneurs'

2012-09-20 22:22

Johannesburg - Cosatu has a framework for the ANC leadership it wants elected at Mangaung in December, general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Thursday.

"We must not allow the ANC to be hijacked by a class of 'tenderpreneurs'," Vavi told reporters at the conclusion of Cosatu's national congress in Midrand.

This was the framework that the congress had provided to guide the central executive committee (CEC) of the Congress of SA Trade Unions in deciding who they would support at Mangaung.

The congress resolved that the decision on who to nominate for the leadership of the African National Congress would be taken by a special meeting of the CEC.

The federation's political report, discussed at the congress, was also referred to the CEC to decide upon.

Vavi said the meeting would be held in the first week of October. ANC branches were expected to nominate their leadership candidates in October.

Vavi said it was decided not to let the 11th national congress decide on its candidate leaders as they would not have time to achieve consensus.

"Congress with its time pressures was not going to be united," he said.

Earlier in the day some Cosatu affiliates - including the National Union of Metalworkers of SA and the SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union - called for the ANC leadership discussion to be opened.

The request was opposed.

In his concluding remarks, Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini called for "stability of leadership" at Mangaung.

"This is the message sent by the workers... today, in particular our own African National Congress as it proceeds to Mangaung, stability is what we need," he said.

"This country does not need factionalism, it doesn't need divisions of leadership, it needs stability of leadership," he said to loud applause.

He said the ANC could take a lesson from Cosatu, which re-elected its top six leaders unopposed.

The congress erupted into loud celebration when an Independent Electoral Commission official announced the results of the elections for the top Cosatu leadership.

Dlamini was carried to the stage when it was announced he was re-elected.

Delegates then picked up Vavi, re-elected as general secretary, and carried him onto the stage.

Scores of delegates took to the stage where they sang, whistled and danced for around 10 minutes, before the congress was called to order.

Although the leaders were all nominated unopposed on Monday, the official results were only announced on the final day of the congress, Thursday.

Bheki Ntshalintshali would remain Vavi's deputy.

Tyotyo James was re-elected first deputy president and Zingiswa Losi, second deputy president.

Freda Oosthuizen was re-elected treasurer.

Come home

Earlier, delegates sang pro-President Jacob Zuma songs.

They sang in isiZulu "Kuyoze kube nine sizabalaza [how long will this struggle be], sihamba noZuma asinamahloni [we are going with Zuma, we are not ashamed]".

Vavi outlined the declarations agreed upon in the congress, chief among them refocusing attention on workers' issues.

Vavi said the congress was embarking on a "programme of action" to drive economic shifts in the country. This included discussion on a national minimum wage.

"We will convene urgent meetings with the government and the ANC, at the highest level, to discuss the development of a new wage policy."

In his closing address, Dlamini called for workers who had left Cosatu affiliates to start splinter groups to come "home".

"Come back and raise your issues inside the organisation. We will address them."

The call came after 46 people were killed in incidents relating to an illegal strike at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana, in North West, since August.

The strike was partly blamed on rivalry between incumbent union, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), a Cosatu affiliate, and a breakaway union, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).

  • Martin522 - 2012-09-20 22:25

    How can you expect stability of leadership? Not possible while the leaders cant even control their own people! That means that the "framework" means nothing, as these leaders lead to nowhere! - 2012-09-20 23:18

      We've heard this before, in fact for 18 years. You should get real and notice that things got worse in 18 years, not better - that proves you dont have what it takes to lead and run a country (never have), not your fault, just a scientific fact. In 18 years from now THE STRUGGLE will still be with us, forever "struggling"! - unless an intelligent, disciplined party like the DA can take over.

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-20 23:21

      Honestly - I get the impression these guys just do not see the log in their own eyes. The government is one of THE most corrupt in the world - we constactly get confirmation (from the AG) about misappropriate funds, inconsistancies, parties, trips, etc etc and they HONESTLY want to come and to about tenderpreneurs and all the cr@p as laid out above. My goodness - are they so arrogant to underestimate us they way they do.....or wait, the are talking mostly to their elecorate are they not - the ones they are deliberately keeping uneducated.

      christopher.laurenz.5 - 2012-09-21 01:15

      Geeezzz vavi aka the BIGGEST tenderpreneur there is. How on earth do you afford a lavish wonderful lifestyle while the people you "supposed" to be looking after, are living away from their families months on end,live in shacks, no water, no electricity, expensive transport each day(which is why they cannot get home regularly)working to make this country richer(well a certain few nowadays) while they keep struggling to make ends meet. You just a spokesman for thousands of hard working South Africans which pay your lavish lifesyle while they suffer. They do not see their children growing up, they cannot teach their children, they cannot play with their children, they cannot enjoy their children, because they in a situation where they pay for their"unions" to look after them. You guys are a joke and are exploiting the heart of South Africa. You could not care less about South Africa...Because if you did you would realize how selfish you are. By the way Vavi...loved your lavish dinner with that idiot presenter Dali Tambo...No disrespect to Oliver Tambo, but his son is an as*hole. Enjoy...

      max.reynecke - 2012-09-21 05:27

      It is so ironical how these hypocritical leaders always state the opposite of reality to their followers. No tenderpreneurs, while Zuma and his family are the biggest tenderpreneurs in the country. No corruption, while Zuma has 750 counts of corruption against him etc. I am beginning to think that the majority of South Africans deserve to stay in poverty because they keep on choosing poverty over progress by keeping these self enriching clowns in power. Any objective person from anywhere in the world that is not blinded by the ANC/Communist propaganda of black and white will tell you it is time for the ANC alliance to go or we will become just another failed African state.

      tw2066 - 2012-09-21 05:55

      Vavi fence sitter. On the one hand - critical of the ANC, on the other - licking JZs royal rsol??

      fussed.anderson - 2012-09-21 06:31

      Vavi, why not tell all the workers that pay union fees to your cosato, how much of this goes to wages, and YOUR wages. Have your members seen a financial report on ther money.

      Vince.York - 2012-09-21 06:46

      The levels of corruption and outright theft from THE PEOPLE is now probably the highest in the world now that zuma has inculcated it as an entrenched tribal right over ALL minorities not merely 'whites' SO WHY CHANGE IT - much better to support it even more ne? NXA South African's ARE waking up by the million and changing and these chappies are desperate to continue with the ransacking connected state funding or debilitating business ventures by hook or by crook. BUT THERE IS A SOLUTION WHERE INBUILT CHECKS & BALANCES ARE STRICT ELIMINATING TRIBAL CRONY CADRES AND LOOKING TO YOUR & YOUR FAMILY'S QUALITY FUTURE:- The DA produced its best results ever at the polls, scoring almost a million new voters to take its nationwide tally from 1,931,201 to just under 3,000,000, a growth of 50 per cent. This made it the only party in South Africa to have grown in all three of the most recent elections.

      ISO - 2012-09-21 06:52

      Vavi you cannot lie to us, we know how you roll!! COSATU and ANC is one snake with two heads.

      eric.vanvuuren - 2012-09-21 07:51

      So mr Vavi you say you have never benefitted from 'tenderpreneurs'. Or is this also just another "legacy of the ANC?" Just the other day you were one of the biggest supporters of all the usual bad suspects. Now you want too come forward as a good man? It’s very clear that the effect the newly installed brakes on the gravy train have, on the ‘cadres’ & ‘comrades’ illuminating the real issue here. Zuma is greedy he won’t share! But you were told this.... but because it came from a white mouth you would rather feel than listen hey. So? How does it ‘feel’? I call you a ‘liar’ and an ‘opportunist’: just a better educated malema. You will steal the future of South Africans for the enrichment of yourself, and toughs ‘chosen ones’ around you. But don’t listen to me when I say stop mass manipulation before it explodes in your face!!! Be a true hero and unit the country under the flag and not racial lines. We all want to be a part of the new South Africa.

      trevor.myburgh.12 - 2012-09-21 07:55

      They even kill each other, this just more small talk

      nrgx.nrg - 2012-09-21 10:48

      "We must not allow the ANC to be hijacked by a class of 'tenderpreneurs'," Have you seen who our president is Vavi?

  • bennie.kruger.5 - 2012-09-20 22:30

    ANC can not organize a screw in a brothel !!!

      Madhi - 2012-09-20 23:44

      Empower them, take them to ur favourite brothel and show them how u organise ur screw ;). But be-careful, your brothel might be nationalised.

      wesley.nel.5 - 2012-09-21 05:19

      The ANC is the tenderpreneurs. Just as the old NP that created the word "apartheid", the ANC create the word tenderpreneurs

      tw2066 - 2012-09-21 05:56

      JZ can scew ANYTHING!! and usually does................

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-20 22:37

    Too late. Incidentally, how come Cosatu remains a member of the Alliance and supports voting for the ANC while it will (reportedly) overturn the whole country to oppose e-tolling? Or have they and the ANC already reached some agreement on some alternative funding model to be announced and the rest is plain and simply just a publicity stunt: Look at us Cosatu and the ANC! We influence the ANC! So keep on supporting both of us! They must think we are all fools. Not that they may be quite so wrong in their thinking. One suspects this is all grand standing public relations going on. It is vividly recalled how we heard the threats of Cosatu against power costs increases about 4 or 5 years ago. What happened? When their members and the members of other trade unions got their wage increases the threats by Cosatu disappeared in thin air. So much for his, his organisation and its trade unions' credibility. They are all out on the same gravy train. It is just the name on the wagons that differ but the train is eventually the same. Take from everybody and bugger the rest.

      ro.jhb.1 - 2012-09-21 06:57

      Sadly you are so right. The ruling elite talk sh-t to the masses daily and while you keep the masses stupid by not educating them you will get away with it. However look at Africa - every dog has its day and in time ANC will be aligned to the scrap heap of failed criminal organisations.

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-09-21 09:33

      Vavi doesn't read or listen. The ANC has already been hijacked by the tenderpreneurs and corrupt. After all what is jacob Zuma, what is Julius Malema.

      croix.mactee - 2012-09-21 10:27

      Yip, that "tenderpreurial horse" has bolted - too damn late for tears now. The damage has turned to virtual destruction, so what more do you and Cosatu have to add? Nothing ...? THOUGHT SO!

  • peter.fraser.92754 - 2012-09-20 22:44

    Amazing how Cosatu thinks they represent the whole of South Africa.

  • chiepner - 2012-09-20 22:44

    I dont understand? No to tendertrepeneurship? Yet supporting the biggest "tendertrepeneur". Hey here's an idea! Instead of spending billions of rands on "ZUMA VILLE" - which undoubtably is just another way Zuma and friends divert some money to their own pockets (remember the new planes on hold....hmmm) why dont Zuma use that money to invest in the (struggling) mining sector by upgrading those ugly little unhumane hostels which might actually have a nice knock on effect by not only providing better living conditions for those hard working induviduals whom is the basis of our country's economy, but now the mining companies by getting this helping little hand from government will have no excuse but to use what was set aside for that upgrading and so forth and divert it back into the pockets of those miners, thus helping a main pillar of our economy to maybe even grow even MORE jobs.....but wait - Zuma Ville is much more important?

      chiepner - 2012-09-20 22:47

      O wait - there would be no kick backs or promising direct returns for ANC cronies on these investment such as the E-Toll roads.......

      sean.mkhize.1 - 2012-09-20 22:55

      You r just plain stupid. 100 words no substance

      croix.mactee - 2012-09-21 10:35

      Yeah sean.mkize.1 - 18 years and NOOOO substance for the good! ANC only substantially greased the shute into the abyss for RSA. Oh, sorry - substantially increased their own bank accounts.........

  • malcolm.baillie.50 - 2012-09-20 22:51

    Backpedaling Mr Vavi? The only bomb that has gone off is the realization by your constituency that they are better off without your alliance. The tenderpreneurs are billionaires as a result of your alliances social experiments. You are a bit too late with delivery and the people that pay taxes are fed up with your internal arguments that have only produced higher electricity rates, rdp houses that turn into shanty towns and miss the point of house as value and equity, as your alliance partner tolls us for going to work and going home. Shame on you and your ideas of a better South Africa for us South Africans.

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-09-20 23:22

    We must not allow the ANC to be hijacked by a class of "tenderpreneurs" Too late, Vavi - where have you been the last 18 years?

  • NotBlackEnough - 2012-09-20 23:25

    Dear Mr Vavi, I like what you are saying. Good! Now Name them & Shame Them... PLEASE! So if you are so OUTSPOKEN, then do please give us a LIST of at least the "TOP 100 TENDERPREUNERS" that you are so worried about! It is YOUR DUTY to do this to expose CORRUPTION and ensure Transparency as well. After all the Poor Uninformed Masses of ANC Voters MUST KNOW! Sadly I am certain that at least 75% of the ANC Executive and Cabinet and ANC MP's would be on this list! So will YOU "RAT on the Alliance?" You know who those OXYGEN THIEVES ARE! I Rest My Case! By The way: DO NOT BUY AN E-TAG!!! EVER!!!

  • matthews.bantsijang - 2012-09-20 23:28

    Real Vavi....

  • Cameron - 2012-09-20 23:39

    Too late.......

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-20 23:45

    The same Cosatus singing praise for the head of state of this country and the leader of the ANC will in future, according to the leader of the mentioned Cosatu, fight the head of state of this country and his political paty in effective control in opposing the implementers of e-tolling. Who are really the mad crowd in this?

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-21 00:03

      All cut from the same cloth.

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-21 00:01

    In the photo above Vavi reminds one of the Pope but without his headgear.

  • sphamandla.s.ntshangase - 2012-09-21 01:21

    nothng but de truth vavi we must nt allow those situation stop them nd support zuma all de time

  • motho.batho.98 - 2012-09-21 01:53

    ANC can't be hijacked by 'tenderpreneurs', I think that Vavi is leaving in a different planet, SA is runned by tenderprenuers and if one doesn't them then vote ANC out.

      joubert.joep - 2012-09-21 03:41

      He is definitely on his own planet!

  • jamie.chennells - 2012-09-21 02:07

    Okay, so the attitude in the last 18 years has been that its okay? My god, I hope the people of South Africa can see through this BULLSH*T. So so so so so so so so so sick of hearing words that will fall to dust, and seeing that dust being spat in the eyes of its own people... In other news, the DA make's headway in Kayelitsha! Go you good thing.

  • lionel.defrontignac - 2012-09-21 03:50

    I dunno 'bout you, but these speeches are the same old tired bs - if I was a COSATU member, I would resign out of sheer boredom.

  • peter.mokoena.31 - 2012-09-21 04:22

    Polokwane did not deliver, we heard. We also heard that just like Cosatu having voted the top six, ANC must learn from it. Tenderpreunership Zumaville. These guys are confused or don't know what they are talking about, anyway the puplic is not Cosatu or the ANC.

  • FeebleGastro - 2012-09-21 04:23

    South Africa run by Africans is just another failed African state, just like Africa run by Africans is THE failed continent.

      siphosethu.namba - 2012-09-21 08:56

      Pack your bags and go to australia,u have no clue of what u talking about!

      moko.brian - 2012-09-21 11:17

      Do you want it to be run by Asians? Look, no one is forcing anyone to stay in SA, if you wanna leave then leave and stop complaining. What is wrong with you people, moerskont man yeses. If you think you are a better African, then take over the government and run SA

      james.hurley.5249 - 2012-09-27 12:01

      @FeebleGastro (and the people who liked that ridiculous comment) - your woeful ignorance would be funny if it weren't so depressing and misinformed - heard of Franz Fanon? Africa run by the Africans has not been uniformly bad (Botswana comes to mind), and what's more, colonization played an enormous role in creating environments where dictatorships and military coups were guaranteed. It's not 'Africans', it's people like you (and 'Africans' who think the same way) that collectively form failed states.

  • dennis.vermaak.5 - 2012-09-21 04:48

    Vavi, your speech is 17 years too late !!

  • mshiniboys - 2012-09-21 05:22

    Vavi since when are you the spokes person of the workers and the ANC.You are back biutting everyone hoping to make up for your own blunders that have made you notorious with the workers you claim to represent in all your ill informed spechees. Snakes like you must stay away from the ANC.

  • raymond.kok3 - 2012-09-21 05:41

    its done and dusted you will never ever ever stop it thats why they are there in the first place, but by way what is your ambitions playing it save to see who you will be brown nosing in future,you are all the same greedy,sly and tender hungry

  • tshivhombelaf - 2012-09-21 05:51

    Much has been said but nothing has been done. I wander when would this talk shop be shut down.

  • sphamandla.s.ntshangase - 2012-09-21 06:09

    i agree wth COSATU other people from ANC think for themselves and their family only forget abt those people who vote for them to be de on top currently they are besy planng for december who will be in charge for certain position while people struggle outside viva Zuma viva vavi viva mantashe viva nzimande viva nathi mthethwa viva sdumo viva

      Don.Tandy - 2012-09-21 08:37

      Viva Anarchy Nepotism Corruption??????????????

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-09-21 06:10

    Too late, that was done long ago, how do you think all these wealthy came about, not to mention the overnight billionaires. ANC all nicely corrupt. 15 million on welfare, 25% unemployment, fat cats who don't pay tax. The ordinary taxpayer is carrying a heavy burden for what? To provide bling lifestyles for the elite. What once was a respectable organization is now a despicable mess. Viva DA

      Don.Tandy - 2012-09-21 06:20

      Anarchy Nepotism Corruption

  • lynne.barker.7 - 2012-09-21 06:16

    THE ANC has hijacked itself - and is on it's way out - it's had a turn a running SOUTH AFRICA and FAILED MISERABLY. Now we MUST have a complete of government if there is to be any hope of a well run corruption free leadership. Time to wake up people!

  • dorian.rossouw - 2012-09-21 06:17

    DIE OORSPRONKLIKE LEGENDE:\r\n\r\nLank lank gelede het 'n mier en 'n sprinkaan saam op dieselfde stuk veld gewoon.\r\n\r\nGedurende die somer het hierdie mier dag en nag gewerk sodat hy genoegsame\r\nvoorraad kon inbring vir die naderende winter. Hy het selfs sy huis so\r\ningerig dat hy warm en beskut sou wees gedurende die lang, koue maande.\r\n\r\nIntussen het die sprinkaan singend rondgehop en al die gras gevreet waaraan\r\nhy behoefte gehad het. Ook het hy, sodra die drang tot paring in hom\r\nopgestu het, dit onverwyld met die eerste beste maat bevredig.\r\n\r\nDie winter het gekom en daarmee saam die bitter koue wat die gras laat vrek\r\nhet. In sy warm huisie het die mier geen tekort gehad nie, terwyl die\r\nsprinkaan - wat hom nie op die winter voorberei het nie - van honger en\r\nontbering omgekom, en 'n horde klein sprinkaantjies sonder kos of skuiling\r\nagter gelaat.\r\n\r\nDie legende leer mens dus om hard te werk sodat jy vir jouself en jou kroos\r\nkan sorg.\r\n\r\nDIE SUID AFRIKAANSE WEERGAWE\r\n\r\nDie eerste deel van die storie is dieselfde, maar omdat dit in Suid-Afrika\r\nafspeel eindig dit nie daar nie . . . . . . .\r\n\r\nDie verhongerde, verkluimde nasaat van die sprinkaan wil weet hoekom die\r\nmier toegelaat word om warm en gevoed te wees terwyl hulle reg langsaan in\r\ndie aller haglikste omstandighede sonder kos en klere moet leef.\r\n\r\n'n Televisie-span maak hulle opwagting en beeldsend tonele van die mier in\r\nsy gemaklike huis met 'n spens vol kos - en die w??reld is stom geslaan.\r\n\r\n\Hoe is dit moontlik?\ vra hulle. \Moontlik vir die mier om in soveel\r\nweelde in hierdie lieflike omgewing te bly, terwyl die arme sprinkane so\r\nly?\\r\n\r\nIn 'n oogwink is SASU - die Suid Afrikaanse Sprinkaan Unie - gestig.\r\n\r\nHulle kla die mier aan van \spesie diskriminasie\ en beweer dat die\r\nsprinkane slagoffers is van 30 miljoen jaar se groen onderdrukking. Hulle\r\nloods 'n protesoptog voor die mier se huis en breek omtrent die hele straat\r\naf.\r\n\r\nTydens 'n Televisie-onderhoud se hulle almal dat indien daar nie gehoor\r\ngegee word aan hulle eise nie, hulle gedwing sal wees tot kriminele lewens.\r\n\r\nNet vir oefening steel hulle een van die TV-span se bagasie, vermoor die\r\nbestuurder en kaap die span se voertuig.\r\n\r\nDie GHK - Gryp en Herverdeel Kommissie - regverdig hierdie gedrag deur\r\nte s?? dat dit die nalatenskap is van die mier se diskriminasie teenoor-en\r\nonderdrukking van die sprinkane. Hulle eis dat die miere die sprinkane om\r\nverskoning vra vir alles wat hulle, hulle aangedoen het en dat hulle die\r\nsprinkane vergoed vir alles wat nog ooit deur die geskiedenis heen aan 'n\r\nsprinkaan gedoen is.\r\n\r\nGATSAK - Goed Aardiges Teen Sprinkaan Afknouing en Kastyding - verklaar\r\ndat hulle 'n heilige oorlog teen miere begin.\r\n\r\nDie President verskyn op die agt uur nuus en s?? dat hy alles in sy vermo??\r\ngaan doen vir die sprinkane. Die sprinkane wat hulle verdiende welvaart\r\nontneem is deur diegene wat onregmatig bevoordeel is gedurende die somer.\r\n\r\nDie Regering plaas EEVA - Ekonomiese Egalisasie Van Agtergeblewenes - op\r\ndie wetboeke, terugwerkend tot aan die begin van die somer. Die mier word\r\nbeboet omdat hy nie genoegsaam groen insekte in sy diens het nie, en omdat\r\nhy niks oor het om sy agterstallige belastings mee te betaal nie, vat die\r\nStaat sy huis vir her-verdeling.\r\n\r\nDie verhaal eindig waar die sprinkaan wegle aan die laaste bietjie van die\r\nmier se voedsel terwyl die Staatshuis waain hy bly - wat net toevallig die\r\nmier se gewese tuiste is - rondom hom inmekaar val omdat hy nie weet hoe\r\nom dit in stand te hou nie, en eerlikwaar ook glad nie omgee nie.\r\n\r\nOp die TV - wat hy en 'n paar van sy vriende van 'n ander mier gesteel\r\nhet - sien die sprinkaan die President voor 'n klomp wilde dansende en\r\nluid singende sprinkane staan en aankondig dat 'n nuwe era van \gelykheid\\r\nop\r\ndie veld aangebreek het.\r\n\r\nIntussen word die mier nie toegelaat om te werk nie, want hy is histories\r\ndeur die veld bevoordeel. In sy plek is tien sprinkane aangestel - drie in\r\nbaie senior posisies met byvoordele - om die gras in te samel voor die\r\nwinter. Maar dit lyk asof dit nie die verlangde resultate lewer nie, want\r\ndie sprinkane werk net twee ure per dag - net op die dae waarop hulle\r\nopdaag vir werk - en steel dan die helfte van alles wat hulle in daardie\r\ntyd geoes het.\r\n\r\nDan is dit weer winter, en te min gras is geoes. En die sprinkane staak en\r\neis 'n 150% loon-verhoging sodat hulle kos kan koop. Kos wat nou ingevoer\r\nmoet word omdat die sprinkane nie genoegsame voedsel op hulle eie veld kan\r\nproduseer nie.\r\n\r\nDie mier pak sy tassies en emigreer na 'n ander veld toe waar hy 'n hoogs\r\nsuksesvolle voedselmaatskappy begin en 'n miljoener word deur kos uit te\r\nvoer na sy ou veld toe.\r\n\r\nWys jou net, ne! Weet om die dooie dood nie wat dit jou wys nie - maar dit\r\nwys jou net.

      J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-09-21 07:17

      Ja, alle inrigtinge is net so goed soos die mense wat hulle saamstel

      smalefane - 2012-09-21 10:08

      Please go if you want to comment in Afrikaans. Or at least take English lessons.

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-09-21 06:17

    Too late.

  • seun.mogotji - 2012-09-21 06:32

    Too late, that was done long ago, how do you think all these wealthy came about, not to mention the overnight billionaires. ANC all nicely corrupt. 15 million on welfare, 25% unemployment, fat cats who don't pay tax. The ordinary taxpayer is carrying a heavy burden for what? To provide bling lifestyles for the elite. What once was a respectable organization is now a despicable mess.

  • khaya.blaai.1 - 2012-09-21 06:35

    Over 2million workers' assessment can never be wrong. In fact, I want to join COSATU in appealing for stability and good leadership in the ANC. We need to defend our organization against tenderpreneurs

  • Tshepo Gwamanda - 2012-09-21 06:42

    ... and!!!??? Hell I wanted to read the story about tenderpreneurs!!! it was the first 2 lines, the rest of the article is about succession debate of COSATU and the ANC!!! bad reporting from News24!!!!!

      sefako.mokgalaka - 2012-09-21 07:25

      It is called exploitative journalism. So many stories on news24 have the same content but different headlines, Marikana was the worst. I also expected news on the story of tenderpreneurs.

  • Michael - 2012-09-21 07:12

    Malema group you mean, yes we cant allow them to hijack Anc.

      patrickmpanyana.mogwaneng - 2012-09-21 12:04

      Already hijacked by Zuma and his Cronies Michael.I quess you are backing the wrong tree.

  • roger.ngoyikasendue - 2012-09-21 07:14

    Vavi,u gud on speeches. Anc has been hijacked by cosatu and sacp since polokwane. U guys decide on what to do in the ANC,u forgot the workers. This chaotic situation is gud for coz the current leadership doesn't have the intellectual capacity of solving the country's problem.

  • nsinovich - 2012-09-21 07:24

    6/10 or maybe 7/10 South Africans voted ANC. But the ANC is so obviously unsuited to govern. So, therefore 6 or maybe 7/10 South Africans are unsuited to vote. South Africa is a glaring example of the failure of the model of democracy so idolised by European/American liberals. Central government is a failure in South Africa and a minority of wiser South Africans are going to have to peaceably force a workeable alternative to govern in some sort of Confederacy if we are to enjoy living in South Africa any longer. The ANC from the very start was violently opposed to confederacy or even federal government, as I think they realised from the start that their ineptitude to govern would be exposed very quickly in such a system. Apartheid's seperate development gave federacy a bad name in South Africa, but, like everything else, it suited the ANC to throw out the baby with the dirty bath water, just so long as they could cling to power. During apartheid 7/10 people are also to blame for this failure as they also voted via centralist government, for disaster. The foolish should never govern or even be in a position to influence who should govern, just because by sheer numbers, they force their failed and foolish vision of Utopia onto those capable of ruling wisely.

  • richard.bailey.7165331 - 2012-09-21 07:38

    ...after all the ANC did to get into power – only to be ruined by a few greedy individuals – just like the rest of Africa....who would ever have though??

  • tsmuavha - 2012-09-21 07:41

    I have always held that when you try to change the system from within it is not you who always change the system,the system end up changing you..COSATU and its leaders are compromised..this was supposed to be a mouth piece of workers but lately they have negelacted their labour related objectives focusing into politics and succession battle within the ruling party..unfortunately they have become nothing but a dissenting voice of reason not making any impact..You cannot be all for the ruling party and at the same time claim to be all for workers obviously there is going to be conflict of interest..when is labour related issues going to take precedent? All we hear is Mangaung..COSATU has lost its legitimacy!!

  • richard.bailey.7165331 - 2012-09-21 07:42

    ...after all the ANC did to get into power – only to be ruined by a few greedy individuals – just like the rest of Africa....who would ever have though??

  • my10cent - 2012-09-21 07:43

    Newsflash Vavi - it has already been highjacked!!

  • sandy.sutherland.58 - 2012-09-21 07:59

    oh LOOK there runs past a ancient horse - looks like it got out of the stable about 18+ years ago.......

  • bless.boswell - 2012-09-21 08:00

    Can't be? They already have been!!

  • Tim Elliott - 2012-09-21 08:02

    Endless mind numbing talk talk talk...and nothing changes.In fact it gets worse.The theft and corruption in this ANC led Govt must be at a level found nowhere else on Earth!

      Jabulane Mbhele - 2012-09-21 08:44

      wat do u call de 1 tht ur granny did stealing our land and life stock and protect wit constitution.

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-09-21 08:03

    They are all tenderpreneurs. Sick

  • patrickflynn73 - 2012-09-21 08:09

    Who actually runs this country , the (c)ANC(er) or COSATU?

      brapiet.matshipa - 2012-09-21 09:10

      Both of wich is bad coz cosatu xuld focus on workers n let's Anc run the country I forsee another marikana as long as cosatu is always into polotic not focusing on improving life of workers .shame on u cosatu m glad I won't b member of ur useless organisation

  • kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-09-21 08:18

    Guys u don't understand politics in this country. Do ur homework b4 commenting, learn abt them unlike some stupid KP during apartheid. SA whites make me laugh, u keep running away instead of standing your ground, da only thing u do is moan on the net or in court cases, get involved, get to know Africans, cos u only know ur maid nd ur gardener, guess wat, they r smarter than u, they know abt u nd u don't.

  • kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-09-21 08:19

    Guys u don't understand politics in this country. Do ur homework b4 commenting, learn abt them unlike some stupid KP during apartheid. SA whites make me laugh, u keep running away instead of standing your ground, da only thing u do is moan on the net or in court cases, get involved, get to know Africans, cos u only know ur maid nd ur gardener, guess wat, they r smarter than u, they know abt u nd u don't.

  • kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-09-21 08:24

    Stay bitter and keep moaning, cos u all sound like Vavi, talk talk talk, stand up and do something

  • kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-09-21 08:24

    Stay bitter and keep moaning, cos u all sound like Vavi, talk talk talk, stand up and do something

  • Badger - 2012-09-21 08:28

    "Too Late Vavi, the ANC was Hi-Jacked when you were still an itch in your daddy's pants"

  • john.comyn.18 - 2012-09-21 08:42

    Oh Dear Vavi has aligned himself with a corruptable leader. Not good. I was really hoping Kgalema Motlanthe could pull it off but impossible without COSATU backing.

  • hc12345 - 2012-09-21 08:43

    I have news for has been hijacked by a bunch of thieves (comrades) who only look after their own interests.

  • hector.barbossa.52 - 2012-09-21 09:00

    Too late ..They are in charge, including you ... so stop trying to pull the wool.