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National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa members.
National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa members.
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Legal challenges notwithstanding, the leadership of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) did what they came to do at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) this past week: they held a national congress.

But its fight for survival is only beginning. Several challenges lie ahead for the largely re-elected leaders of the largest metal industry union on the continent.

The national congress and its outcomes are still under interdict from the Labour Court, national office bearers are clashing with union officials – and relations with its umbrella federation, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), are fraught. The union faces several risks, including further divisions, being placed under administration and its potential deregistration if these matters remain unresolved.

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