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Vol 55 No 22

Published 7th November 2014

South Africa

Splinter injuries

It is becoming clear what kind of workers' party will emerge to challenge South Africa's political establishment when the once-mighty, 2.2 million-member Congress of South African Trade Unions splits up, probably as early as next year. Nine Cosatu affiliates have rallied around the militant National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa as a legal battle looms to prevent NUMSA's expulsion from Cosatu.

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