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Zwelinzima Vavi

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


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The party isn’t over yet

The General Secretary of the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions, Zwelinzima Vavi, is at odds with Zuma and Cosatu’s members are pressing for more strike action...


Disunited unions

A political fix negotiated on 16 September allowed the leaders of the Congress of South African Trade Unions to paper over their differences as Secretary General Zwelinzima Vavi agreed to tone down a critical speech about President Jacob Zuma’s government the following day...


Battle of the unions

Within Cosatu’s own leadership, we hear that the General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, is aligned with the ANC’s Motlanthe group, while the President, Sidumo Dlamini, favours Zuma...


Zuma delays judgement day

The General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, Zwelinzima Vavi, said the ‘second transition’ document ‘exhibits ideological contradictions and misconceptions throughout’ and was ‘littered with denialism’...


The leadership race opens up

Hostility, from differing quarters, has been growing against Zuma: from nationalist ‘tenderpreneurs’ such as sacked ANC Youth League (ANCYL) leader Julius Malema to national trades union leader Zwelinzima Vavi (see Box, Police and thieves)...


Police and thieves

A Cosatu group led by its President, S’dumo Dlamini, was in favour of Zuma; the antis were led by General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi...


Zuma goes for broke

COSATU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is one of few senior officials willing to take on the government and the Zuma clique openly on corruption issues...


Malema and Zuma mass their armies

An anti-Zuma tirade erupted from the General Secretary of the Congress of SA Trade Unions, Zwelinzima Vavi, who said there is leadership paralysis in the ANC and warned that the country is in danger of ‘imploding’...


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