Jump to navigation

South Africa

Zwelinzima Vavi

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


Displaying 41-50 out of 96 results.

Disrespect for the President

Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has been critical of Malema but pro-Malema Cosatu factions have cautioned him not to call for censure...


Foreign policy flip-flops

Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said in June that Cosatu feared the clique around Zuma was ‘selling South African assets’ for personal financial gain...


Local elections threaten the ANC's national grip

On the eve of his visit, Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi told a conference of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) that the ANC might lose the Nelson Mandela Bay region of the Eastern Cape, which includes its biggest city, Port Elizabeth...


Zuma’s presidential primary

The Congress of South African Trade Unions worries about claims that Zuma colludes with the Guptas and launched an investigation after General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi talked of ‘the growing perception that the Gupta family is plundering resources of the country to the benefit of Duduzane’...


It's all about jobs

Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said it ignored the structural nature of youth unemployment, would introduce a two-tier labour market and would be abused by unscrupulous employers to displace older workers from full-time jobs...


Zumanomics sound better

Last year, Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, infuriated the Secretary General of the governing African National Congress, Gwede Mantashe, by accusing a ‘predatory elite’ within the party of feeding off the state like ‘hyenas’...


Aurora’s gold mine collapses

On 2 June, Congress of South African Trade Unions General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi called on the government to launch an investigation into Aurora Empowerment Systems and the Pamodzi Gold liquidators for what he described as looting, asset-stripping and connivance...


Party unity trumps national reforms

Cosatu promptly organised a civil society summit to press for ‘pro-poor’ policies, inviting the newly fired ex-ministers Nyanda and Makhenkesi Arnold Stofile but no other ANC leaders, some of whom Cosatu’s General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi accused of being ‘hyaenas’ and a ‘predatory elite’...


Displaying 41-50 out of 96 results.