COSATU National May Day event’s media accreditation applications are open

The applications for the COSATU National May Day accreditation are officially open. The Federation will continue with its tradition of hosting decentralised May Day celebrations across the country with its national event held at Bethlehem in the Free State. This will also be an opportunity for workers to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Saulspoort Bus Disaster which left 51 workers dead after their bus plunged into a dam in 2003. These workers remain dear to our hearts and will never be forgotten.

The celebrations will be held under the Theme: “Build Working Class Unity for Economic Liberation towards Socialism”.

The details of the event are as follows:

  • The main speaker will be COSATU President, Comrade Zingiswa Losi.
  • The Alliance partners ANC and SACP will deliver messages of support.
  • The event will be held at Bethlehem Show Grounds
  • Starting time will be 09h00

A final draft program for the day will be shared with members of the media.

Media Accreditation

COSATU in the Free State province invites members of the media to supply the following details for accreditation to cover the event:

ID number: 
Media House/Address:
Contact number/email:

Issued by COSATU Free State

For more information: contact Monyatso oa Mahlatsi, COSATU Free State Provincial Secretary on 051 447 5499 or 076 115 9923 or Norman Mampane at or call 072 416 3790.