• All Share : 52695.09
    UP 1.78%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 46113.99
    UP 1.94%
    Financial 15 : 14970.24
    UP 1.62%
    Industrial 25 : 69381.61
    UP 0.98%
    Resource 10 : 32813.97
    UP 4.94%

  • ZAR/USD : 13.8714
    UP 1.81%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.9763
    UP 1.55%
    ZAR/EUR : 15.5602
    UP 1.84%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.136
    UP 0.89%
    ZAR/AUD : 10.6157
    UP 1.38%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1318.6
    DOWN -0.21%
    Platinum US$/oz : 1022
    DOWN -0.49%
    Silver US$/oz : 19.05
    DOWN -0.63%
    Palladium US$/oz : 711
    UP 0.14%
    Brent Crude : 48.55
    DOWN -0.57%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Thu Sep 29 17:18:25 SAST 2016

Alliance is safe: Cosatu

Sapa | 21 December, 2012 12:01
Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. File photo
Image by: Gallo Images/City Press/Muntu Vilakazi

The alliance between the ANC, Cosatu and SACP is safe, the Congress of SA Trade Unions said in Johannesburg on Friday.

“We are not in any way feeling stressed about an alliance that is collapsing tomorrow. The alliance is safe,” general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi told reporters in Braamfontein.

Cosatu “vehemently refute[d]” a statement in the ANC's organisational report, which was discussed during the party's national conference in Mangaung.

Vavi said the statement alleged “Cosatu is the only alliance partner that from time to time sees the democratic government as worse or the same as the apartheid regime".

Vavi dismissed this claim saying, “Cosatu has never made any such comment and never will."

When it came to the alliance “from time to time there will be moments of controversy in... Some things will be managed internally. With others they will flare up into public discussions".

Nevertheless, Vavi reiterated that the alliance, between the union federation, ruling party and SA Communist Party, always managed to move forward.

“The alliance is in good shape and it will continue to be stronger and will be strengthened by the resolutions of the ANC conference.”

The conference ended on Thursday.

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini was elected to the African National Congress's national executive committee. Vavi declined nomination.

Vavi said Cosatu would study the resolutions of the conference before making more detailed public comment on it.


If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.