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Stop Meddling In Africa‚ COSATU Provincial Secretary Tells US

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States came under severe criticism on Wednesday by Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) provincial secretary Dumisani Dakile for meddling in the affairs of African countries and institutions such as the African Union (AU).

Why South Africa’s Governing Alliance Is Doing Some Serious Stock-Taking

AFRICANGLOBE - For the first time since South Africa held democratic elections 21 years ago leaders of the governing African National Congress (ANC) and its alliance partners, the South African Communist Party (SACP) and Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), have gathered for a summit stretching over an entire week.

The Beginning Of The End For The ANC?

AFRICANGLOBE - The African National Congress is facing political turmoil as cracks appear in the ‘tripartite alliance’ between the ANC, the unions and the Communist Party. The expulsion of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa from the Congress of South African Trade Unions, as well as an embarrassing incident in Parliament, have increased the pressure on President Jacob Zuma, writes Tom Nevin.

African National Congress Struggle To Contain Union Conflict

AFRICANGLOBE- “This is one of the most important political events of the post-1994 period. It’s the culmination of a long period of tension and debate about the extent to which the unions should remain independent. The ANC will be quite worried.”

South Africa: Explosive Strikes, a Ticking Time Bomb

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa's largest trade union movement, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has warned that strikes in South Africa remain a ticking time bomb needing to be addressed urgently. Strikes were commonplace in South Africa in 2012 with the most explosive being in key sectors like mining, agriculture, and the transport industry.

A “Triple” Betrayal in South Africa

The arrangement whereby Whites surrendered political control of South Africa, while continuing to dominate the economy, has become indefensible. “Workers seeking to organize outside...

Unions Collude in Repression as South Africa’s Strike Wave Fizzles

The South African Police Service is waging a brutal campaign of intimidation facilitated by the suffocation of strikes in the mining sector by the...

Protests Over South Africa’s Decision to Help ‘Bail Out’ Europe

The Africa National Congress Youth League joined the Congress of South African Trade Unions on Thursday in calling on the government to reverse its...