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Gwede Samson Mantashe

Date of Birth: 21 June 1955
Place of Birth: Lower Cala Village, Transkei (now Eastern Cape Province)


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'Unstoppable tsunami'

SACP Chairman Gwede Mantashe foresaw that 'Prominent leaders will be hell-bent on attacking each other'...


Zuma, Buthelezi and the Zulu nation

Zuma's top-six list consists of Zuma for ANC president; ANC Secretary General Kgalema Motlanthe for deputy president; SACP Chairman Gwede Mantashe for secretary general; parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete for deputy secretary general; former Mpumalanga Premier Mathews Phosa for treasurer; and Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as party chairperson...


No holds barred

This week the ANCYL national body announced that it would nominate Zuma for president of both the party and the nation at the December conference with Motlanthe for deputy president Gwede Mantashe for secretary general Mbete as his deputy Dlamini-Zuma as national chairwoman and as treasurer former Mpumalanga Province Premier Mathews Phosa a rival of Mbeki’s...


South Africa's Communists: The People

The following national officials were elected or re-elected at the South African Communist Party's National Conference on 11-14 July: Gwede Mantashe National Chairman formerly General Secretary National Union of Mineworkers (NUM); opposed to President Thabo Mbeki...


Head to head

The NUM elected Frans Baleni a pro-Zuma SACP member to replace the like-minded Gwede Mantashe as General Secretary...


Politics behind the trial

Cosatu's member unions with figures supplied by Cosatu include: Union Leaders Members Politics National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) President: Senzeni Zokwana; General Secretary: Gwede Mantashe 299 509 Now more conciliatory to ANC South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) President: Willie Madisha; General Secretary: Thulas Nxesi 214 865 Madisha is long-standing Cosatu President under mounting pressure National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) President: Noluthando Sibiya; General Secretary: Fikile Majola 234 607 Majola led anti-privatisation campaign National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) President: Mthuthuzeli Tom; General Secretary: Silumko Nondwangu 174 212 Tom leads militancy in car industry South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) President: Petrus Mashishi; General Secretary: Roger Ronnie 114 127 Most radical and anti-Mbeki Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) President: John Zikhali; General Secretary: Ebrahim Patel 110 216 Radical losing members due to job losses ...


Kraaling out of trouble

Other SACP leaders as well as Cosatu's Madisha and National Union of Mineworkers leader Gwede Mantashe have also been nominated...


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