/ 14 June 2024

Government of national unity: Political shift tests Cosatu’s influence

South Africans March On International Day For Decent Work In Johannesburg
March past: A Cosatu demonstration in Johannesburg last year. Photo: Papi Morake/Gallo Images/Getty Images

The labour movement helped end apartheid and usher in Mandela’s coalition government. Its currently diminished position is cause for anxiety as the ANC forges new political alliances

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