COSATU notes government’s efforts to restore law and order and reestablish economic supply lines in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes President Ramaphosa’s announcement of measures to address the violence in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. We welcome the efforts to restore law and order and reestablish economic supply lines in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng. We hope the law enforcement organisations will learn lessons and improve their levels of […]

COSATU welcomes the restoration and extension of the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)’s Covid-19 TERS Fund for vulnerable workers and those from restricted economic sectors.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the extension of the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)’s Covid-19 TERS for vulnerable workers and restricted economic sectors.  This is what the Federation has been pursuing and championing at Nedlac ,and this represents a triumph for affected workers.  To date, the UIF has injected over R60 billion […]

Eastern Cape Alliance Statement on the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng Provinces

The Eastern Cape Alliance Secretariat consisting of the African National Congress (ANC), South African Communist Party (SACP), Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) met today, Thursday 15th July 2021 to amongst other things deliberate on the devastating developments in the country, particularly the unrest, criminality, looting and […]

Statement of the Alliance Political Council

The African National Congress (ANC), South African Communist Party (SACP) and Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) have begun a nationwide mobilisation of their structures and communities against the violence and destruction that has hit many communities, particularly in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. This follows an urgent meeting of the Alliance Political Council, comprising the […]

Media Statement of the Friends of Cuba Society-South Africa (FOCUS-SA) on the recent US imperialist machinations in Cuba – 15 July 2021

For over 6 decades the successive US governments have endeavoured to destroy the Cuban Revolution through myriad of (both direct and indirect) attacks aimed at overthrowing the political establishment in Cuba, only because this revolution had chosen an alternative route to that of the US. In recent period the US has intensified the blockade on […]

NEHAWU DENOUNCES THE AMERICAN COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARY AGENDA TO DESTABILISE CUBA

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] denounces the orchestrated and well-financed American counter-revolutionary agenda of destabilizing Cuba through violence, social unrest, and public disorder to collapse the country.  The latest attempts to destabilize Cuba form part of the broader agenda of strengthening the decades of the commercial and […]

Reaction on Violent Protest in Gauteng

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Gauteng has observed the ongoing violent protest, looting, and destruction of poverty in Gauteng. We are concerned that these protests are taking place in the midst of a deadly coronavirus pandemic and surging of cases in the province. The reported loss of lives is regrettable, and we […]

NUM STRONGLY CONDEMNS LOOTING IN KWAZULU-NATAL AND GAUTENG.

 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) strongly condemns the current looting, violence, and lawlessness that is currently unfolding in the country especially in the two volatile provinces of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.  In the aftermath of this situation many workers will lose their jobs . Many families will be left with no means of earning a […]