Congress For South African Trade Unions

Unions offer to bankroll Cosatu’s Vavi congress

Cosatu says it cannot afford the special conference needed to discuss Zwelinzima Vavi's fate, but his supporters have offered to fund it.

Outa: We call for civil courage, not disobedience

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has rejected claims that it is encouraging Gauteng motorists to break the law.

E-tolls: Zuma opted for economy over election

President Jacob Zuma has signed e-tolls into law - despite the ANC's campaign to avoid damaging Acts before next year's elections.

New Cosatu leaders by year end?

A bid is under way to force federation to hold a special congress to deal with 'ANC lackeys'.

Vavi: Cosatu leaders shouldn’t serve on ANC NEC

Suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says federation leaders must maintain their independence from the ANC's NEC to avoid confusion.

Vavi breaks silence to hit back at critics

Suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has broken his silence over claims of mismanagement in a series of tweets directed at critics.

‘Vavi covered up corruption to keep ally safe’

Zwelinzima Vavi's detractors say he covered up a report critical of his ally Collin Matjila, the chief executive of Cosatu's investment company.

No question on who Cosatu leaders are, says Dlamini

Congress of South African Trade Unions general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi will continue to serve in his position, the trade union federation has said.

Warring Cosatu leaders head for showdown over Vavi

An investigation into Cosatu's general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has brought tensions to a boil between leaders in the trade union federation.

NUM not threatened by Amcu, says Seshoka

Cosatu affiliate NUM is in the middle of tough wage negotiations, a conflict with a rival union and debates over the future of Cosatu.

Cosatu face-off: Frans Baleni versus Irvin Jim

The M&G spoke to NUM's general secretary Frans Baleni and Numsa's general secretary Irvin Jim about the ongoing tensions within the federation.

Numsa workers stand up for Vavi

Ordinary workers at the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) bargaining council spoke up for Cosatu's embattled general secretary.


Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world