Cosatu part of problem: iLIVE
COSATU has become part of the unemployment problem in South Africa.
Its unions played a significant role in the 1980s to 1990s to establish worker rights, but they have now become a contributor to unemployment.
Our unofficial and realistic unemployment figure is at around 40%.
Again and again we hear comments by potential employers about deciding not to grow their businesses due to the ever increasing burden of employing labour.
We desperately need entrepreneurs to move our economy forward, but it will not happen in the current employment climate.
We are not an advanced Scandinavian country with a falling population growth, which Cosatu appears to use as their model.
Instead, we have a burgeoning population demanding jobs - any jobs. We are part of Africa, not part of Europe.