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Vol 49 No 5

Published 29th February 2008

South Africa

Thunder on the left

The African National Congress’s new leadership, in which the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have aligned themselves behind Jacob Zuma, rejects Trevor Manuel’s budget for 2008 in the expected terms. They said it pleases the rich and fails to match President Thabo Mbeki’s promise to focus squarely on fighting poverty with targeted programmes.

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