COSATU wishes the ANC well for the launch of its 2024 elections manifesto

23 February 2024

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) wishes its ally, the African National Congress (ANC), well for the launch of its 2024 national and provincial elections manifesto on Saturday morning at Moses Mabhida Stadium, eThekwini.

The Federation and its Affiliates, have been crisscrossing workplaces throughout KwaZulu-Natal and surrounding communities, listening to workers’ concerns and expectations, engaging them on the work the ANC led government has achieved, and most importantly on the mandate we expect our ally, to undertake in the 7th administration and Parliament.

We have been humbled and overwhelmed by the support we have received from our members across unions, and workers at large.  Vibrant workers’ meetings and shop steward councils have been convened across schools, hospitals, shopping centres, factories, municipal depots, farms, public service institutions, mines, State-Owned Enterprises amongst countless others.

Not only have workers come out in their numbers to these meetings and engagements, but have indicated their excitement for Saturday’s manifesto launch at Moses Mabhida.  As we head into the final stretch of our report back and mobilisation campaigns for the launch, we are excited that not only will we fill the Stadium and paint it in the colours of the ANC, black, green and gold, but also those of COSATU, red, black and gold.

Most importantly we are confident that the ANC elections manifesto,  a product of its Alliance with COSATU and the South African Communist Party, will highlight the positive strides we have made as a nation not only over the past thirty years but also the last five when we have experienced many challenges.  We believe the Manifesto will set a bold and decisive plan to take society forward, provide a progressive and realisable vision that will give hope to the poor and the working class, and one that will unite society across class, race, gender, religion, region and disability. 

This positive vision is what has made the ANC the leading political force in South Africa since the darkest days of apartheid and will ultimately mobilise millions of ordinary workers and citizens to once again rally around its commitments and come out in their numbers on the 29th of May to renew the mandate of the people’s movement led by Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa.

Issued by COSATU

For further information please contact:
Matthew Parks
Acting National Spokesperson & Parliamentary Coordinator
Cell: 082 785 0687