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Phumlani M. Majozi | Ramaphosa must confront the labour unions this year

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Cosatu and other unions marching to Treasury’s offices in Pretoria to air their grievances. The protest related to corruption, the state of the nation and government failures Picture: Rosetta Msimango
Cosatu and other unions marching to Treasury’s offices in Pretoria to air their grievances. The protest related to corruption, the state of the nation and government failures Picture: Rosetta Msimango

The ANC-led government’s alliance with labour unions harms the potential for market-oriented economic reform in South Africa, writes Phumlani M. Majozi.

South Africa's labour unions have gone wild over the past years and President Cyril Ramaphosa must confront them on their constant excessive demands.

The unions have stalled economic reforms. They have swayed public policies in their favour. They wield too much power in the country - and their opposition to sound economic reform has contributed to the economic sluggishness this country endures.

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