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Zwelinzima Vavi

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


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This time it will be different

The leader of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), Zwelinzima Vavi, and his counterparts are caught between their new friends in the African National Congress government and the high expectations of union members that this time the relationship with the ANC government will be different...


You've stood, now deliver

The trades union chief, Zwelinzima Vavi, a key supporter of President Jacob Zuma when he was a mere candidate, is warning the government of a season of strikes if wages are not quickly increased...


Topping the charts

The General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, Zwelinzima Vavi, who was 24th with 3,083 votes, has also declined and is tipped to head a state-owned company when his term at Cosatu ends...


A new landscape unfolds

Zuma’s leading backers, Blade Nzimande of the South African Communist Party and Zwelinzima Vavi of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, are campaigning against Motlanthe...


The business of politics

Blade Nzimande, General Secretary of the SACP, says this is 'a classic example of parasitic capitalism at its worst,' and Zwelinzima Vavi, the General Secretary of Cosatu, denounced 'parasitic comprador capitalists'...


Where the parties get their funds

In October, Zuma took the South African Communist Party's Blade Nzimande and Congress of SA Trade Unions' Zwelinzima Vavi on a 'private' visit to Equatorial Guinea as guests of that country's dictator, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who presides over one of the most corrupt regimes in Africa, with an abysmal record on human rights and labour relations...


The Left's alternative economics

Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi called for the scrapping of policies that have not helped to create decent jobs, eradicate poverty or rebalance growing inequalities...


On the verge of a nervous breakdown

Zwelinzima Vavi, the General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trades Unions, told the mineworkers' conference on 14 October that ‘Cosatu has not been immune from all these divisions facing the ANC...

The SACP’s Blade Nzimande and Cosatu’s Zwelinzima Vavi show a united front, but there are signs of restlessness within their movements, with members disagreeing about whether to support Zuma or Motlanthe as the ANC’s presidential candidate next year...


A wounded presidency

' Cosatu’s General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, wants to abolish inflation targeting, which his organisation and the SACP blame for high interest rates...


The ANC – a luta continua

The Congress of South African Trade Unions’ General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, says ‘the judgement has undermined the whole basis of the National Prosecuting Authority’s case’...


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