Cosatu has staged the largest planned civil protest since the dawn of democracy, giving a loud voice to discontent over labour "slavery" and e-tolls.
Zwelinzima Vavi says Wednesday's march is the first warning shot in Cosatu's war on e-tolling, "and we've got lots of bullets".
Incidents of intimidation and disruption of services characterised Cosatu's national strike against labour brokers and the e-tolling system.
Julius Malema has told thousands of Cosatu marchers that the ANC must be reminded of the needs of the masses who voted the party into power.
Zwelinzima Vavi and Julius Malema have joined the Cosatu march in Jo'burg against e-tolling and labour brokers, swept up by a swarm of supporters.
The ANC's young lions are set to confront the government by joining Cosatu's national strike against labour brokers and the e-tolling system.
Teachers are marching with Cosatu, but their pupils must be in class tomorrow. Except maybe in Cape Town, where children have been invited to join in.
Protesters will be taking to the the streets of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban tomorrow. Here's where they'll be going.
Despite calling labour brokers more evil than slavery, Cosatu says they are welcome to join the march if they oppose the toll roads.
The Democratic Alliance has turned down an invitation to join a Cosatu-led protest against labour broking and e-tolling in Cape Town's CBD.
Cosatu's strike will be the biggest in years, but it insists its war on tolling and brokers is not a power play ahead of the ANC elective conference.
Malema's exit from the ANC stage strengthens President Zuma's position, but it's Cosatu's Vavi who holds the trump cards now, writes Nic Dawes.