In The News South Africa

Makhura sticks to his guns on scrapping e-tolls in Gauteng highways

JOHANNESBURG, November 7- Gauteng Premier and provincial African National Congress (ANC) chairperson, David Makhura, on Wednesday defended the provincial government’s stance against the controversial e-tolls, saying that the issue with the urban tolling was that it overtaxed road users. Speaking on the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, Makhura said that the provincial ANC […]

Lead South Africa

Cosatu slams Mboweni’s “reckless” statement that SAA should be closed down

JOHANNESBURG, November 2 – The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Friday it was deeply alarmed by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s statement that South African Airways (SAA) should be closed down. Speaking at an investor conference in New York televised live on SABC on Thursday night, Mboweni said that decisions over the future of the […]

In The News South Africa

New president of COSATU calls for downgrade of relations with Israel

JOHANNESBURG, September 21 – The newly-elected president of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), Zingiswa Losi, has called on South Africa’s African National Congress-led government to immediately downgrade diplomatic relations with Israel. Losi — who became the first woman to lead South Africa’s largest trade union federation — made the remarks on Thursday at Cosatu’s 13th National Congress […]