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Zwelinzima Vavi

Date of Birth: 20/12/1962
Place of Birth: Hanover, Northern Cape


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No-fly zone for legal eagles

This protection of 'impunity' threatens to institute the kind of state familiar to so many other parts of Africa and against which Confederation of South African Trade Unions Secretary General Zwelinzima Vavi specifically warned in 2010 – a 'full-blown predator state'...


Turbulence trending

Cosatu's pro-Zuma faction is led by federation President Sidumo Dlamini and the anti-Zuma group by General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi...


Gloom settles on economy

He 'won', in the sense that his critic, Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, was defeated but Cosatu also suffered...


Hard times for the revenue service

Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has also fallen out with Zuma and sources close to him say that a sudden R50,000 tax bill in June last year was one consequence...


Splinter injuries

Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, who was suspended and then reinstated, is said to be keeping his powder dry by not publicly supporting the bid for a new party (AC Vol 55 No 8, Vavi and the unions fall out)...


Labour movement schism deepens

On the other is the federation's General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, and blue-collar unions, including the largest affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA, AC Vol 55 No 17, Crunch time for the unions)...


Crunch time for the unions

Its 220,000 members show no sign of coming back into the fold and NUMSA General Secretary Irvin Jim and his Cosatu counterpart Zwelinzima Vavi are rumoured to be considering setting up a left-wing grouping which would see Cosatu split from the Alliance and form a 'workers' party' to contest the 2019 elections (AC Vol 55 No 8, Vavi and the unions fall out)...


Unsteady state of the nation

Cosatu Secretary General Zwelinzima Vavi, recently reinstated after a year-long battle against suspension, welcomed the pledge...


Vavi and the unions fall out

The immediate crisis for the Cosatu leadership was the 5 April ruling by the Johannesburg High Court against the suspension of the radical Zwelinzima Vavi as the federation’s General Secretary...


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