Category: Cosatu

COSATU statement on President Ramaphosa’s updates on the Fight Against Covid-19, efforts to restore law and order and help those affected by the riots in KZN and Gauteng

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes and welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of progress in the fight against Covid-19. We also note the progress that has been made to restore law and order and open economic supply lines in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.  We hope to see all those responsible for this chaos prosecuted […]

COSATU statement on Judge Dikgang Moseneke’s report recommending the postponement of 2021 Local Government Elections

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes Justice Dikgang Moseneke’s report recommending that the 2021 Local Government Elections be postponed until February 2022.The Federations approves of these recommendations under the circumstances because the COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the country, and it is obvious that the local elections cannot be held safely in October […]

COSATU Mandela Day Statement 2021

The Congress of South African Trade Unions joins millions of people around the world to celebrate this significant day in the international calendar, Nelson Mandela Day. This is a day to remember and honour the Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s contribution to resolving conflicts and promoting race relations, human rights, and reconciliation. Madiba was towering figure […]

COSATU notes government’s efforts to restore law and order and reestablish economic supply lines in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes President Ramaphosa’s announcement of measures to address the violence in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. We welcome the efforts to restore law and order and reestablish economic supply lines in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng. We hope the law enforcement organisations will learn lessons and improve their levels of […]

COSATU welcomes the restoration and extension of the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)’s Covid-19 TERS Fund for vulnerable workers and those from restricted economic sectors.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the extension of the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)’s Covid-19 TERS for vulnerable workers and restricted economic sectors.  This is what the Federation has been pursuing and championing at Nedlac ,and this represents a triumph for affected workers.  To date, the UIF has injected over R60 billion […]

Eastern Cape Alliance Statement on the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng Provinces

The Eastern Cape Alliance Secretariat consisting of the African National Congress (ANC), South African Communist Party (SACP), Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) met today, Thursday 15th July 2021 to amongst other things deliberate on the devastating developments in the country, particularly the unrest, criminality, looting and […]

Statement of the Alliance Political Council

The African National Congress (ANC), South African Communist Party (SACP) and Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) have begun a nationwide mobilisation of their structures and communities against the violence and destruction that has hit many communities, particularly in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. This follows an urgent meeting of the Alliance Political Council, comprising the […]