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 NEC has said the trade union federation divisions remained unresolved because the factions ignored the recommendations of the ANC task team.
Divisions in the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers' Union over investments and a trust for members have spilled into court.
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.
"Post-1994 some people are joining [the ANC] because of material [things], love for positions and basking in glory," worries KZN premier Senzo Mchunu.
Former legal affairs executive manager Harry Lekalakala, who is claiming constructive dismissal, says he was targeted for flagging serious misconduct.
Numsa and eight rebel Cosatu affiliates have asked the courts to intervene after eThekwini Municipality withdrew its earlier permission for a march.
Political inaction, poor finances, disorganisation and a power battle are some of the problems facing the women's league.