COSATU statement on the ANC Lekgotla’s decision on the Reserve Bank

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted and welcomes the ANC Lekgotla position on the expansion of the mandate of the SA Reserve Bank, as communicated by the Secretary General of the ANC, Cde Ace Magashule. We remain unwavering in our argument that the SA Reserve Bank cannot afford to continue to only […]

COSATU statement on the latest GDP numbers

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted the report that shows that South Africa’s economy, as measured by the GDP has shrunk by 3, 2% during the first quarter of the year. According to Stats SA, the 3.2% decline is the biggest quarterly fall in economic activity since the first quarter of 2009. […]

COSATU Central Executive Committee statement 27-29 May 2019

The Congress of South African Trade Unions held a successful Central Executive Committee meeting from 27-29 May 2019 to discuss a number of issues affecting the workers, in particular, and the working class in general. Our conclusion is that our reading of the global balance of forces as articulated by the 13th national congress remains valid […]

SAMWU Statement on 6th Administration Cabinet Announcement

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) notes and welcomes the Cabinet as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the 29th May. We particularly welcome the decision by the President to heed calls from all corners of South Africa by reducing the Cabinet size from 36 to 28.  We also welcome the incisiveness of the […]

POPCRU welcomes cabinet appointees within the criminal justice cluster

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) welcomes the new cabinet appointments by President Cyril Ramaphosa, and is particularly elated over the retaining of Mr Bheki Cele as Minister of Police, the appointment of Mr Ronald Lamola as Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, and that of Ms Ayanda Dlodlo as the Minister of […]

COSATU statement on the appointment of the New Cabinet

The Congress of South African Trade Unions welcomes the New Cabinet that forms the six administration led by Comrade President Cyril Ramaphosa. We congratulate all the newly appointed Ministers and Deputy Ministers and we wish them well in their new positions. We applaud the President’s transparency, and willingness to consult the Alliance partners and other […]

COSATU Gauteng statement on the appointment of the Provincial Administration

COSATU in Gauteng welcomes the appointment of the Provincial Executive Committee by Premier, David Makhura with some reservations in the portfolio of Education and Health. The federation was consulted extensively and agreed that the Premier has the prerogative to appoint his executive committee but in exercising this prerogative he should give due consideration to continuity. […]

COSATU Post-CEC Media Briefing on Thursday

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is currently having a three-day Central Executive Committee [CEC] meeting to discuss Organisational, Political and Socio-economic issues affecting the workers and the working class in general. The meeting will also do an assessment of the recently held elections and also reflect on the new cabinet and the priorities […]