Alliance National Day of Action in support of the people of CUBA tomorrow

The Congress of South African Trade Unions and its Alliance partners (ANC, SACP, and SANCO) will be embarking on a National Day of Action in support of the people of Cuba and their revolution. The people of Cuba continue to be subjected to a counter-revolutionary campaign by the US government that includes economic sanctions and the use of US mercenaries to try and provoke a social uprising in Cuba.

The Federation with its political Alliance partners will be picketing and convening motorcades to protest the US blockade, and also pushing and lobbying for Humanitarian Aid for the people of Cuba. These activities will be held in three South African provinces of Gauteng, Cape Town, and KwaZulu Natal.

The six decades of US Imperial embargo and anti-revolutionary economic sabotage against CUBA have left their economy struggling. The severely strengthened U.S blockade against Cuba has deepened the strain on the people of Cuba and severely reducing opportunities for imports of food, medical supplies, and fuel, therefore, creating a humanitarian crisis in this era of the global pandemic.  We remain inspired by their resilience and selflessness even under these challenging economic conditions.

They have taught all of us how to be principled internationalists by offering support to many struggling countries worldwide in the field of health, education, and disaster relief. We call on all South Africans who value the freedom to contribute to this humanitarian cause and support the people of CUBA’s right to self-determination. The planned events are as follows:


Date  :  02 September 2021

Time  :  10H00-12H00

Activity:  Picket and Handover of Memorandum at the USA Consulate, 1 Sandton Drive Sandhurst, Johannesburg

Contact : Louisa Modikwe 066 182 2402

Western Cape

 Date  :  02 September 2021

Time  :  09h00

 Activity: Motorcade and Handover of the memorandum: USA Consulate, 02 Reddam Avenue, West Lake Cape Town

Contact: Malvern de Bruyn 060 977 9027

KwaZulu Natal

 Date  :  02 September 2021

Time  :10H00-13H00

Activity: Motorcade and Handover of Memorandum; USA Consulate, Old Mutual Building 303 West Street, Durban

Contact: Edwin Mkhize 082 399 7756

All members of the media are invited to attend and cover these activities.

Issued by COSATU

Sizwe Pamla( COSATU National Spokesperson)

Cell: 060 9756794