Cosatu's membership has grown 3.8%, but its secretariat report shows this is due to an increase in the membership of its public-service unions.
The battle for Cosatu is on a knife edge. This week its central committee postponed debates as lobby groups pulled it in different directions.
Corruption Watch, the Cosatu-backed anticorruption initiative, will focus on both the private and public sectors, says its executive David Lewis.
Report says the South African Communist Party is in disarray and its leaders are after government positions.
The relationship between Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and the ANC Youth League may play a crucial role in Vavi's political career.
Northern Cape provincial leaders are wooing the former secretary general of the ANCYL, Vuyiswa Tulelo, to return to her home province.
Nationalisation is a fait accompli and the ANC is merely looking for the best way to implement it, claims Julius Malema.
Cosatu says it is going to "name and shame" corrupt politicians and government officials in Limpopo next week.
Sicelo Shiceka has been told that he will be removed from Cabinet, senior ANC sources told the M&G.
Missing funds for non-existent T-shirts and shaky coalition deals have left Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota with fewer friends after the local elections.