Tripartite alliance

Alliance members stand firm on Gordhan

The tripartite alliance is divided over the possible recall of Pravin Gordhan as Finance Minister. The South African Communist Party (SACP) is fighting back against the president’s rumoured plans to recall Gordhan. It says the ANC should not gamble with the legacy of people like Ahmed Kathrada. President Jacob Zuma[…]

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Alliance not what it should be: Ramaphosa

The structures of the tripartite alliance are not what they should be, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said in Cape Town on Thursday. “Except for during elections and in the build up to conferences, the alliance does not have a coherent and consistent programme of action,” said Ramaphosa in a speech[…]

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Problems ahead for Cosatu: Analyst

While longstanding issues relating to the expulsion of Numsa and Zwelinzima Vavi look to be largely behind Cosatu, the trade union still faces overwhelming internal dissatisfaction amongst many of its member unions. This is according to labour analyst, Tony Healy, speaking as the union hosts its 12th national congress in[…]

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Alliance can’t break up: Nzimande

The tripartite alliance cannot afford to break up, SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande said on Tuesday. The kind of challenges the country faces requires the maximum unity of the alliance, he told Cosatu’s 12th National Congress in Midrand, Johannesburg. “We’re not going to resolve those by going our[…]

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Cosatu must sort out own issues: Mantashe

The tripartite alliance will defend Cosatu’s unity, but the trade union federation needs to sort out its own problems, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Wednesday. “The summit also affirms its support of the right of Cosatu to make its own decisions concerning internal discipline,” he said at the[…]

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Numsa breaks ties with alliance

Numsa is breaking ties with the tripartite alliance, its general secretary announced on Monday. “We decided to break with the alliance and resolved to form a United Front and explore the possibility of socialism in South Africa,” Irvin Jim told reporters in Johannesburg. The tripartite alliance consists of trade union[…]

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