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Cosatu report: A hodgepodge of perplexity

A paper presented at its congress shows Cosatu leaders may have drunk too much ANC Kool-Aid.

Federation speaks with new voice

Could Cosatu's new general secretary be the answer to its recent troubled history?

ANC rejects Cosatu’s call for a ban on labour brokers

ANC head of economic transformation Enoch Godongwana insists Cosatu's recent resolution is not economically viable and borders on unconstitutional.

Cosatu speaks by electing new secretary general

Could the new Cosatu general secretary, Bheki Ntshalintshali, be the answer to its recent troubled history?

Blade Nzimande blasts ANC’s ‘parasitic bourgeoisie’

Addressing the Cosatu national congress, Nzimande launched a veiled attack against factions he believes are trying to derail the tripartite alliance.

Cosatu top brass clings to leadership

Despite resistance from Fawu, five out of six national leaders retained their positions uncontested – Zwelinzima Vavi the only exception.

Cosatu appeals for congress cash

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini says the organisation needs more money than it has to fund its national congress.

Media removed from Cosatu special congress

Cosatu's special national congress began on Monday with the media being kicked out before the formal programme began.

SACP closes its ranks and claims ideological high road

The third special national congress of the South African Communist Party (SACP) saw some classic rethoric.

Cosatu affiliates take Sdumo Dlamini to court

Barely a month after the ANC intervened to broker truce within the embattled labour federation, unions have taken the Cosatu president to court.

Road to Mangaung: Who leads the pack?

A poll says South Africans preferred Kgalema Motlanthe as their leader but last week's Cosatu congress went in favour of Jacob Zuma -- who will prevail?

Cosatu cheat sheet: All you need to know

Tuned out of the endless coverage of Cosatu's conference this week? No matter, here's everything you need to know in five snarky points.

Fire and pro-Zuma songs at Cosatu conference

Defiant NUM delegates set alight a pile of documents outside the Cosatu conference venue and sang pro-Zuma songs. Watch the videos.

M&G Hangout: Cosatu 2012

Cosatu's conference is over, its leadership unchanged and Mangaung lies ahead. Watch our weekly live video featuring your questions and our reporters.

Vavi: Down with corruption, forward with Lula

He's pushing for the sort of change that transformed Brazil, but analysts reckon only one leader can take South Africa there: Zwelinzima Vavi himself.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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