The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in the Western Cape Province will be hosting the National Worker’s Day Rally at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town on May 1, 2024.

The May Day celebrations in 2024 will be held under the Theme: “Building a strong and united COSATU in mobilizing for the ANC electoral victory.”

This is a Central Executive Committee decision taken for the province to mobilize all communities and workers to celebrate International Worker’s Day and to reflect on how the country has progressed during the occasion of the 30th anniversary of a democratic government in South Africa, celebrating the provision of labour rights in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and all other labour standards from the International Labour Organization.

We are also mobilizing workers across the province to vote for the African National Congress in the Western Cape on May 29, 2024.

COSATU President Zingiswa Losi will deliver the keynote address. The African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa and the South African Communist Party General Secretary Solly Mapaila will deliver messages of support. 

COSATU Western Cape, therefore, invites journalists and media houses to apply for accreditation to cover the national event at the Athlone Stadium.

The rally will be attended by traditional leaders, the South African National Civic Organization (SANCO), faith-based formations, youth formations, various departments, and all other stakeholders in the province.

Various artists will be performing as part of the celebrations, and we have invited surrounding communities to join in the festivities.

Media applications for accreditation may be submitted to Malvern de Bruyn, COSATU Western Cape Provincial Secretary, at, and carbon copy , with the following details:



Identity Number:

Media House:

Contact number:

Email Address:

The application process will close on or before the 25th of April 2024.

All journalists and media houses will be informed on the venue and dates for the collection of media tags to cover the national rally in Cape Town.

All journalists must come with identification documents and/or Press Cards to finalize the accreditation process to cover the event.

Issued by COSATU Western Cape

For more information contact:

Malvern de Bruyn

COSATU Western Cape Provincial Secretary

Email Address:

Mobile: 060 977 9027

Tel: 021 448 0046