Could the new Cosatu general secretary, Bheki Ntshalintshali, be the answer to its recent troubled history?
ANC head of economic transformation Enoch Godongwana insists Cosatu's recent resolution is not economically viable and borders on unconstitutional.
Addressing the Cosatu national congress, Nzimande launched a veiled attack against factions he believes are trying to derail the tripartite alliance.
Despite resistance from Fawu, five out of six national leaders retained their positions uncontested – Zwelinzima Vavi the only exception.
Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini says the organisation needs more money than it has to fund its national congress.
Second deputy president Zingiswa Losi would be the first female general secretary if certain senior union federation leaders get their way.
Thousands marched in support of Cosatu's call for a nationwide strike, delivering demands for jobs, e-toll scrapping, a wealth tax and minimum wage.
On Wednesday, any worker who wants to go on strike, can do so. Every town across SA is being urged to join the first of two protected mass strikes.
Between the second quarters of 2014 and 2015, union membership in South Africa decreased by 17 000 members.
Cosatu is not encouraged to support the "all white" Springbok team that will take on the All Blacks, says provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich.
The Cosatu congress has been called a bloody nose for the progressive side of labour left. Does it mean a kick in the shins for Numsa's United Front?
Support for the trade union federation's ex-general secretary seems to be waning and his allies splintering.
Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini has called on rebel unions aligned with Numsa and former general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi to "free themselves".
Eight rebel unions who sympathise with Numsa and Vavi are working with them to try to force a discussion about the transformation of Cosatu.
Cosatu's ally, the South African Communist Party, blames Cosatu's debilitating divisions on their extensive inverstment portfolio.
SACP members will be meeting for its special national congress, where concerns about the ANC failing to fulfil its worker mandate will be addressed.
The tripartite alliance says it wants to address all "irritations" that are causing internal divisions at their five day summit.