Matuma Letsoalo is a senior politics reporter at the Mail & Guardian. He joined the newspaper in 2003, focussing on politics and labour, and collaborated with the M&G's centre for investigations, amaBhungane, from time to time. In 2011, Matuma won the South African Journalist of the Year Award and was also the winner in the investigative journalism category in the same year. In 2004, he won the CNN African Journalist of the Year prize – the MKO Abiola Print Journalism Award. Matuma was also a joint category winner of the Mondi Shanduka SA Story of the year Award in 2008. In 2013, he was a finalist for Wits University's Taco Kuiper Award.
The trade union federation has told rebel unions to attend central executive committee meetings or face expulsion.
The ruling party admits that it has heeded only one recommendation of its much-vaunted intergrity commission that was set up in 2013.
The metalworkers' union, bleeding members and money, is electing leaders who will have to stop the rot.
Three Cosatu affiliates have accused Sdumo Dlamini of using a CEC meeting to further their own agenda and have decided to boycott it.
Divisions in the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers' Union over investments and a trust for members have spilled into court.
The NEC has said the trade union federation divisions remained unresolved because the factions ignored the recommendations of the ANC task team.
The treasurer says she has personally raised R40m for the ANC Women's League coffers.
The labour department wants the troubled Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers' Union to be put under administration.
Cosatu boss Sdumo Dlamini says the rebel unions had only identified unity and cohesion as issues they want to be addressed, not electing new leaders.
Eastern Cape leadership wants the soccer boss as Nelson Mandela Bay's mayor to retain the key metro and revive its fortunes before 2016 elections.