Cosatu 30th anniversary

Celebrating 30 Years

Brief Overview on the 30 Years of COSATU’s Existence. Amongst the initial engagements towards the formation of COSATU, were deliberations which took place at the Langa Summit in 8 August 1981, where 100 representatives from 29 unions met to discuss a united response to the newly introduced labour laws … Read More

COSATU was born at the time when the political tempo had reached its peak in the country. It was during a state of emergency, which signaled Read more


Speech Delivered by COSATU President, comrade Sidumo Dlamini at the COSATU 30th Anniversary Rally Read more

Speech by Blade Nzimande at the COSATU 30th Anniversary Rally Read more

We remember Aggett:

Aggett worked as a physician in Black hospitals (under apartheid hospitals were segregated) in Umtata, Tembisa and later at Baragwanath hospital in Soweto Read more


Enjoy moments of the celebration by viewing the footage of the anniversary


Here is an old video looking at the formation of COSATU

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