Congress Of South Africa Trade Unions

Nedlac struggles with inclusivity

The labour council has battled to defend its representation of workers’ interests, given that union membership is on the decline across the country

Cosatu rejects above-inflation tariff hikes to bail out ‘drug addict’ Eskom

Nersa is holding public hearings over the next three weeks, relating to Eskom’s application for the regulatory clearing account (RCA) balance.

Cosatu dogfight leaves Vavi limping

The beleaguered general secretary's pack came off second best at a meeting of the divided federation.

Satawu hit by sex scandal

South African Transport and Allied Workers' Union leader has been accused of an inappropriate relationship with an employee.

Affiliates ‘owe’ Cosatu millions

The federation has denied that its affairs are as bad as financial statements show and says unions are paying up.

Vavi camp to reveal ‘worse’ Cosatu affairs

Supporters of suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi's reinstatement have called for consistency in dealing with sexual indiscretion.

Cosatu’s role is also to speak for the poor

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is a political force that should fill the gap to the left of the ANC, writes Frank Meintjies.

Open season on Vavi amid sex scandal

Zwelinzima Vavi's foes in the trade federation say he has brought Cosatu into disrepute and must face the music.

Vavi opens case of extortion after blackmail allegations

A case of extortion has been opened against a woman who allegedly tried to blackmail Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi over a rape claim.

Cosatu’s Vavi denies rape claim, admits to cheating

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has denied rape allegations made by a colleague but admitted to cheating on his wife.

Vavi says critics are govt turncoats

The Cosatu leader has accused his attackers of abandoning the working class agenda to appease government.

Bikers and churches rally behind Cosatu in e-toll fight

Cosatu will be joined by 10 civil society bodies and some religious leaders in a series of protests against the e-tolling of Gauteng highways.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it