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COSATU Message on the occasion of the 109th Anniversary of the founding of the African National Congress by COSATU General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali

Leadership of the ANC and its Leagues Members of the ANC NEC. Leaders of the COSATU, NOBs collective and Members of the COSATU CEC Dear Comrades On behalf of the COSATU NOBs, Members of the Central Executive Committee, and the entire membership, we congratulate our ally the African National Congress (ANC) on reaching such a […]

SACP and COSATU bilateral statement

The South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) held a bilateral meeting on Monday, 30 November 2020. The National Office Bearers of the SACP and COSATU attended the meeting. The SACP and COSATU convened the bilateral meeting to discuss key developments in the country, the response of the […]


The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) welcomes the gesture demonstrated by the University of South Africa (Unisa) to confer honorary doctoral degrees tonight at 6pm (06 November 2020) to the founding President Dr James Motlatsi and posthumously to the Deputy President comrade Elijah Barayi. The university is doing this in recognition of the immense contribution […]

SADTU statement on unwarranted attacks against organizational decisions

SADTU has noted, with dismay, an emerging narrative post the 30th anniversary virtual celebration that seeks to question and ridicule the Union’s decision to invite the President of the Republic to be part of the event. The toxic and grossly ill-informed narrative is being driven through platforms such as the “Communist University-CU Telegram Postings” online […]

COSATU Mpumalanga fully support ESKOM Workers who have embarked on strike actions to fight against labour broker exploitation

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Mpumalanga is fully supportive of thousands of workers members of NUM who are employed by ESKOM who have embarked on strike actions in the following workstations.  Ø  Kendal Power Ø  Matla Power Ø  Duvha Power Ø  Kusile Power Ø  Arnot Power Ø  Komati Power Ø  Thuthuka Power Ø  Majuba Power Ø  Grootvlei Power  COSATU has always […]

COSATU fully supports the Orange Mask Campaign and the broad anti-corruption coalition by progressive civil society

The Congress of South African Trade Unions supports the broad anti-corruption coalition that is mobilising and participating in various activities to demand action against the scourge of corruption. The Federation fully endorses and wholeheartedly supports the Orange Mask Campaign that has been initiated by progressive civil society and that is a response to the call […]

NEHAWU currently preparing for a strike at NSFAS

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] is currently preparing for a strike action at the National Student Financial Aid Scheme [NSFAS] after wage negotiations deadlocked. Negotiations started on the 12th June 2020 before they deadlocked on the 11th of August 2020. A submission on picketing rules has been made to the Commission […]

Joint Statement by COSATU and SACP: Call for US authorities to stop political persecution of Julian Assange

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), and the South African Communist Party (SACP) emphatically condemn the forcible seizure and arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, for his publishing activities of secret information, including news leaks, from anonymous sources. The US Department of Justice has laid charges of espionage by conspiracy to disclose classified […]

We need to be vigilant to prevent a “Second Wave”

Continue to wear a mask at all times that covers your nose and mouth. Remember masks should be washed daily Wash hands regularly with soap and use hand sanitiser at every opportunity Keep between 1.5 and 2 metres safe distance from other people Limit the number of people you are in contact with daily Avoid […]