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Zwelinzima Vavi

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


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Postponing the policies

He took a sideswipe at his critics in the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), such as General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, who wants to ‘co-govern’ with the ANC...


Mounting strikes

Cosatu support for Zuma’s bid for the ANC presidency was critical to his success at the Polokwane conference in December 2007 but now its General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, has become one of the President’s sternest critics, threatening to bring the government to its knees and lambasting its attempts to control the media (see Blue Lines)...


An uneasy ruling alliance

They have formed a Joint Socialist Commission, led by their general secretaries, Zwelinzima Vavi and Blade Nzimande, and excluding the ANC...


Football fever, faction fever

One of his closest political allies, the Communications Minister and former army chief, General Siphiwe Nyanda, was demanding that the party discipline Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) for criticising the ‘lifestyles’ and ‘business interests’ of some leading figures in the governing party...


Zuma’s economic tightrope

Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi criticised ‘the over-representation of business people, who constitute nearly half of the NPC’, saying the balance was ‘skewed against the trade union and progressive movement’...


In a league of his own

Worse than Mbeki We understand that senior ANC leaders, such as Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, ANC Treasurer Mathews Phosa and General Secretary Gwede Mantashe, along with Zwelinzima Vavi of the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (Cosatu) and Blade Nzimande of the SA Communist Party (SACP), asked Zuma to reprimand Malema publicly...


The state of Jacob Zuma

More so because, we hear, the pressure on him to apologise came from some of his most senior allies, such as KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize, leader of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) Zwelinzima Vavi, and South African Communist Party (SACP) Secretary General Blade Nzimande...


In favour and out of cash

Backed by behind-the-scenes pressure from the Cosatu General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, and the SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande, Patel has however been struggling to claim control of micro- and macroeconomic policy development, hitherto the closely guarded responsibility of the South African Treasury...


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