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Cosatu, Saftu welcome Public Protector’s Reserve Bank remedial action

JOHANNESBURG, June 20– Trade union federation Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) and its rival, the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) have welcomed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s directive that the Constitution be amended regarding the role of the SA Reserve Bank (Sarb), adding that nationalising the bank would assist in the emancipation of poor […]

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‘Allow us space to work please,’ Masina pleads with Guptas

JOHANNESBURG, June 9 – Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina appealed to the controversial Gupta family to allow the governing African National Congress (ANC) to do its work and refrain from interfering in the ANC-led government. Masina was addressing delegates at the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) fifth elective conference held in Boksburg. “Comrade President Jacob […]

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Zuma has failed, must go – NUM

PRETORIA, June 8– The African National Congress-aligned National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday called on President Jacob Zuma to step down and to be replaced by his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa. In his opening remarks at the two-day NUM central executive committee meeting underway in Tshwane, union President Piet Matosa said South Africa needed “sober […]

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COSATU to make submission in Parliament’ on Treasury’s planned sugar sweetened beverages tax

SOLLY  MAKGANOTO The Congress of South African Trade Union (COSATU) will present its submissions on Treasury’s Proposed Tax on Sugar Sweetened Beverages to the Standing Committee on Finance and Portfolio Committee on Health’s public hearings at 10am, Wednesday 31 May, a statement. The federation  said that they agree with government that over consumption of sugar […]

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Cosatu welcomes inquiry around Molefe, slams executive salaries

Sello Theletsane The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has noted the resolution by the Parliament’s Public Enterprises Committee to start an urgent enquiry into the reappointment of Brian Molefe as CEO of Eskom, adding that exorbitant executive salaries were unacceptable. Brian Molefe was reinstated as CEO at Eskom recently after having served a term as a […]