Numsa says it will, "at the appropiate time", launch a political party - United Front and Movement for Socialism - aimed at uniting the working class.
Nine unions have accussed Cosatu's leadership of wanting to please political masters and manipulating a central executive committee meeting.
Numsa is planning its break with the ANC carefully, if its political school is much to go by, and preparing the way for a distinct labour movement.
While continued strikes in the platinum belt are costing the mines, the toll on the country is in fact higher says the Chamber of Mines.
Cosatu's PEC in the Eastern Cape has torn into its president Sdumo Dlamini for delaying the special congress, which was called for two months ago.
Numsa says its general secretary, Irvin Jim, has received fresh death threats, while its president Cedric Gina's resignation was polically motivated.
Numsa president Cedric Gina has resigned from the Cosatu affiliate, reportedly due to disagreements between him and general secretary Irvin Jim.
Numsa has warned it will not campaign for the ANC if the party includes the National Development Plan in its current form in its election manifesto.
Suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says he's concerned about state agencies allegedly being abused to smear individuals.
The Food and Allied Workers' Union has called for an urgent Cosatu special congress to fast-track the removal of its president, Sidumo Dlamini.
Negotiations at the construction site of Eskom's Kusile power plant in Mpumalanga could pave the way for across-the-board collective bargaining.
Ordinary workers at the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) bargaining council spoke up for Cosatu's embattled general secretary.
Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi's supporters in Cosatu, including Numsa, believe he is being targeted for political reasons.
A Swedish programme has aired allegations of a payment ostensibly intended for a union school. Drew Forrest and Tabelo Timse report.
All key economic sectors in South Africa, including mining and banking, should be nationalised, Numsa has proposed in a policy discussion document.
The ANC has been keeping a close eye on two union leadership contests, namely the National Union of Mineworkers and National Union of Metalworkers.
President Jacob Zuma has condemned the media for sensationally reporting on political matters in South African society.
Cosatu secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi questioned his own lifestyle at the Numsa commission, saying the working class had it very tough.
The NUM has blamed a lack of leadership by Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi for its row with Numsa.
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa on Saturday denied reports that he was asked to provide security for Numsa secretary general Irvin Jim.