Zwelinzima Vavi

SA workers ‘stuck in catastrophic recession’

Workers have yet to see any proof of a recovery from the recession, despite what academics and the media are saying, Cosatu says.

It’s the rigidities, stupid

Why does it take the loss of a million jobs to get business and labour to call for measures to protect jobs?

‘You can love but be critical’

Cosatu is turning up the heat with threats of strike action despite its unwavering support for the ANC in the run-up to the elections.

Will BEE continue to be?

Is BEE going the same way as the RDP and a number of other post-1994 policy acronyms?

Cosatu strike sweeps across the country

Thousands of Cosatu members marched through South Africa's cities on Wednesday in protest against the rising cost of living.

Cosatu flexes its muscles over rising prices

Tens of thousands of workers downed tools in four provinces on Wednesday to voice their "disgust" with rising living costs.

Manuel convenes meeting with Cosatu

Finance Minister Trevor Manuel convened a meeting on Thursday between the Treasury and Cosatu in an attempt to resolve numerous challenges.

Time for solutions, not stayaways

South Africa is a nation of activists, but the Congress of South African Trade Unions seems to be barking up the wrong tree.

Thank God for Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is the voice of reason as the SAHRC opposes statements made by Julius Malema and Zwelinzima Vavi.

Budget coalition: Poor more in need of tax breaks

The 2008 national budget took a "business as usual" approach in failing to carry through President Thabo Mbeki's commitment to change all South Africans' lives for the better, the People's Budget Coalition said on Thursday, adding that the government will not be doing anything fundamentally different from what it has done in the past.

Masses flock to Dube memorial service

A crowd of about 500 bereaved music fans thronged in the scorching sun outside music venue the Bassline in Johannesburg's Newtown cultural precinct on Wednesday for the memorial service of slain South African reggae icon Lucky Dube. Inside were another 1 000 fans, family members and friends of the singer.

From worker control to palace politics

"He's behaving like Cosatu belongs to him," muttered one observer. It was a reference to Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi -- the high-spirited, joke-cracking star of the show at the federation's recent central committee (CC) meeting. Everything was going Vavi's way.


Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

Press Releases

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

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories