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Business: Cosatu protest costly

Business: Cosatu protest costly

The cost to the economy of Cosatu’s mass action campaign may run into billions of rands, Business Unity SA (Busa) said on Wednesday. Legitimate business activity had been disrupted in…

Wide support for Cosatu strike

Wide support for Cosatu strike

Cosatu appeared to have mustered wide support on Wednesday for its countrywide strike against toll fees and labour brokers. Supermarket group Pick n Pay said over half of its staff…

Smaller centres also participated in the mass action

Smaller centres also participated in the mass action

Cosatu’s call for mass action against labour-broking and e-tolling appeared to have also been heeded outside major centres. The protests were largely peaceful, with no incidents reported to Cosatu in…

Cosatu: Govt turns its back on the people

Cosatu: Govt turns its back on the people

NC NEC committee members in Limpopo were turning their backs on the plight of the workers, Cosatu said during a protest in Polokwane on Wednesday. “These are the same national…

Vavi: Government leaders have forgotten their roots

Vavi: Government leaders have forgotten their roots

Some government leaders have forgotten their roots, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi told hordes of protesters in Johannesburg. “Today we are here to remind some fellows where they are coming…

Protesters arrive at Parliament

Protesters arrive at Parliament

archers protesting against e-tolling and labour broking arrived at Parliament just before noon on Wednesday. The area in front of the historic building was cordoned off with police tape around…

Police out in full force to monitor protesters

Police out in full force to monitor protesters

The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) and SAPS are keeping a close eye on the Johannesburg CBD as people start gathering for a protest march on Wednesday. Thousands of people…

Limpopo protesters reject “friend of Malema” speaker

Limpopo protesters reject “friend of Malema” speaker

Cosatu supporters refused to be addressed by a Limpopo ANC representative in Polokwane on Wednesday, calling him a friend of youth league leader Julius Malema. They said they would not…

Cape Town march gets underway

Cape Town march gets underway

Cosatu’s march against e-tolling and labour brokers got underway before 11am in Cape Town on Wednesday, with protesters braving blistering heat to take part. Earlier, the crowd which stretched about…

Some teachers join mass action in Polokwane

Some teachers join mass action in Polokwane

Teachers and other supporters of the Cosatu protest action huddled together at the SABC Park in Polokwane on Wednesday. Seeking reprieve from the chill and drizzle, some chanted and blew…

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