ANC, Cosatu welcomes introduction of NHI Bill, opposition left unimpressed

2019-08-08 21:39

While the ANC and its coalition partner, Cosatu, welcomed the introduction of the National Health Insurance Bill to Parliament on Thursday, opposition parties were less than impressed.

PIC: We're not being 'politically pressured' to save Edcon

2019-07-04 20:05

The Public Investment Corporation said its decision to invest in retailer Edcon is based on sound commercial, social and governance principles.

Nehawu: Ramaphosa must stick to Nasrec resolution and nationalise Reserve Bank

2019-06-26 15:05

Nehawu president Mzwandile Makwayiba has called for the SA Reserve Bank to be nationalised, adding that trade union federation Cosatu must take a strong stand on the issue.

SA politics stays put on the centre

2019-05-30 08:48

The left is dying a slow death if not dead already. The EFF is trying to resuscitate the left, unfortunately they are using a wrong method.

Cosatu, Sanco, SACP call for forensic audit in WC ANC finances

2019-05-20 20:51

The SACP, Cosatu and Sanco have met in Salt River, Cape Town to discuss recent disturbing political developments in the province.

Workers’ Day: This industry is not what it used to be, says clothing worker

2019-05-02 22:36

Fadwah Rinquest has been sewing cuffs on shirts for about 10 years. This feature is part of a Worker's Day series by GroundUp.

Cosatu wants facts before talks on Eskom job cuts

2019-04-26 07:55

South Africa’s largest labour federation is prepared to discuss reducing workers at the nation’s power utility if it’s given proof of over-staffing and that job cuts would save Eskom.

Cosatu wants Mboweni to take his own advice and retire

2019-04-24 11:19

South Africa’s largest labour federation, Cosatu, wants Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to practice what he preaches, and retire. That may not be because he’s too old, but rather that they just don’t like him.

Cosatu slams Mantashe, echoes calls to amend mine health and safety act

2019-03-06 14:54

Trade union federation Cosatu has slammed Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe’s statement that bringing criminal charges against mining bosses for fatalities at mines will cripple the industry.

National Assembly adopts bill to improve transparency and governance at PIC

2019-02-26 17:28

The National Assembly approved the Public Investment Corporation Amendment Bill, which seeks to strengthen governance and improve transparency at the investment manager.


Political Party Funding Act: 'We are seeking to cure what is being exposed before the Zondo commission'

2019-08-01 19:21

On the first day of the public hearings into the draft regulations of the Political Party Funding Act, clear lines were drawn in the sand - seemingly along ideological lines - with political formations on either side of the spectrum disagreeing on how the act might best prevent corruption and state capture.

Public Investment Corporation pressured by union to rescue Edcon

2019-06-28 08:36

Labour union federation Cosatu signaled a "massive fight" with the ANC if state-owned fund manager the Public Investment Corporation failed to rescue the country’s second-largest clothing retailer, Edcon Holdings.

Cosatu argues for worker representation on PIC board

2019-06-18 12:14

SA's largest trade union federation says worker representation on the board of the country's state-run asset manager would help keep looting in check and increase workers' trust.

Cosatu hits out at 'ill-qualified' Mkwebane, asks Ramaphosa to halt acting on her reports for now

2019-05-24 21:42

President Cyril Ramaphosa should set aside all Public Protector Busisiwe Mkwebane reports until her competency and trustworthiness has been ascertained, says Cosatu.

Unions lobby Ramaphosa to trim, clean up South African Cabinet

2019-05-16 20:01

The appointments will be the next big step for investors watching for signs Cyril Ramaphosa can follow through on promises to revitalize the economy and clean out the government after a series of scandals during predecessor Jacob Zuma's presidency.

Ramaphosa thanks Cosatu for national minimum wage, vows to fight for effective implementation

2019-05-01 16:16

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked trade union Cosatu for its hand in the formation of a national minimum wage.

Ramaphosa's not-so-secret weapon: Cosatu

2019-04-25 07:37

'All hell will break loose' if factions within the ANC try to remove the president, says Michael Shingange, Cosatu’s first deputy president.

Numsa launches political party 'which puts the rights of workers first'

2019-04-04 17:34

The first workers' party in South Africa has officially been launched and it hopes to garner the working class's votes and bag some seats in Parliament.

Cosatu hires legal team to observe at state capture inquiry

2019-02-28 16:32

Trade union federation Cosatu has hired a legal team to start following the ongoing Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture so that it can lay charges where necessary.

INSIDE LABOUR: Austerity and the lack of real alternatives

2019-02-22 06:30

What was missing in the run-up to the 2019 Budget was what had become, in previous years, regular and often well-constructed "People’s Budget" contributions from unions and non-governmental groups, says Terry Bell.

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