UPDATE: Cars stuck on N3 allowed through as Cosatu protest ends

2018-10-12 11:25

The Cosatu protests against higher fuel prices and VAT has ended and motorists are being allowed through the Marianhill toll plaza. Some had been stuck for hours.

#JobsSummit: 'We don't have all the answers, but it's a process'

2018-10-04 16:57

Business, labour, government and the community sector have been working for three months under the auspices of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) in preparation for the Jobs Summit, in a bid to tackle the current unemployment rate of 27.2%.

Cosatu warns Jobs Summit could be 'damp squib'

2018-09-30 12:20

Days before the National Jobs Summit, Cosatu has expressed its scepticism.

Zingiswa Losi: 'It's not about me'

2018-09-23 11:56

Undaunted by ‘potholes’ in her way, Cosatu’s first female president puts a painful history to good use.

Nzimande rubbishes Zuma's views on state capture

2018-09-18 15:22

SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande has accused former president Jacob Zuma of confusing people with his recent comments on state capture.

Ramaphosa speaks out against 'counter revolutionaries' plotting to oust him

2018-09-17 17:49

The president says if the ANC is to plan anything, it should be how to grow the economy and create employment for South Africans.

Cosatu battles declines

2018-09-16 06:30

Financial woes and fights for access to resources are some of the reasons unions are losing members.

It's 'moral cretins' EFF vs 'white monopoly capital' Cosatu

2018-09-05 22:19

Cosatu has hit back at the EFF after the political party called on Cosatu members to resign from Cosatu unions after the federation sent a white representative to speak on land expropriation in Parliament.

Cosatu: Further VAT exemptions may not benefit the poor

2018-08-14 06:45

Even if government adds to the list of zero-rated VAT items, there is still the challenge of ensuring that benefits of the VAT exemption flow to the poor, Cosatu has said.

Cosatu 'deeply distressed' by rising unemployment, blames lack of decisive leadership

2018-08-01 07:54

The rising unemployment rate in the second quarter should be blamed on policy incoherence, lack of decisive leadership and imagination, says Cosatu.


ANC, alliance partners marching in Joburg for service delivery

2018-10-05 13:01

Hundreds of ANC members from greater Johannesburg are marching to the offices of Mayor Herman Mashaba, Premier David Makhura and Eskom to hand over memorandums demanding service delivery.

New anti-gangsterism organisation marches to Parliament

2018-10-03 07:35

Cosatu says the Western Cape United Safety Front formation was formed based on the need to co-ordinate activities that would lead to the addressing of crime and gangsterism in communities.

ANC can no longer count on Cosatu to win elections

2018-09-28 08:50

The ANC may have to fight next year’s general election without hundreds of thousands of votes which its trade union ally has delivered in the past, writes Steven Friedman.

Now is the time to rise – Cosatu president Zingiswa Losi to affiliates

2018-09-20 18:56

Cosatu's newly elected office bearers will do their best to work with each other and the leaders of the federation's affiliates, says its president.

Cosatu elects its first female president

2018-09-18 11:12

Zingiswa Losi has been elected president of trade union federation Cosatu after being nominated unopposed.

Cosatu expected to elect first female president as 13th congress kicks off

2018-09-17 11:17

The Congress of SA Trade Unions is likely to elect its first female president - Zingiswa Losi - as it sits for its 13th national congress this week.

Cosatu on 'plot' against Ramaphosa: 'Everyone can see what's happening in the ANC'

2018-09-10 13:46

An alleged plot to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa may not be out in the open, but everyone can see what is happening in the ANC, says Cosatu's general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali.

Job cuts will create more consultants, Cosatu warns

2018-08-19 10:13

Cosatu is warning that job cuts in the public sector will lead to a skills exit, leaving departments with no option but to rehire those who left to work as consultants.

Cosatu threatens ANC over alleged government job cuts plan

2018-08-13 13:10

Trade federation Cosatu's spokesperson Sizwe Pamla says alleged plans to reduce the number of public servants by laying some of them off, is a line in the sand the ANC government dares not cross.

The numbers will tell the truth

2018-07-22 08:57

By the end of today there may be a fairly clear indication of how much popular power Cosatu may have lost in recent years, writes Terry Bell.

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