Rassie is already feeling the pinch that comes with the immense pressure of being Springbok coach. With results not going his way, there’s a political battle waging.
It isn’t easy to sit in-studio these days and deal with a Springbok performance, although Nick and Naas are under fire for a different reason this week.
Cosatu are today calling South Africa’s largest post-apartheid protest, which means there are going to be some road closures and traffic delays. Get clued up.
Casatu’s provincial general secretary, Tony, placed a lot of demands on The City of Cape Town during yesterday’s march – and most were a tad silly.
Following Cosatu’s statement that certain black players within the Springbok team were unhappy with how they have been treated Heyneke Meyer has been forced to comment.
If getting a beat down at the hands of the Pumas wasn’t bad enough news is emerging from inside the Springbok camp that certain black players are unhappy with the set up.
The Springbok rugby captain has ruffled some COSATU feathers (probably not even intentionally) by wearing a camouflage scrum cap for the game against Scotland last weekend. HOW COULD HE? Outrageous…
Tony Ehrenreich is South African trade-unionist and regional secretary of the Western Cape region of COSATU. He’s also a social media badass, and has absolutely no time for you if you have more tweets than followers. Check this out.
Cosatu’s provincial secretary in the Western Cape, Tony Ehrenreich, said today that the ANC and opposition parties should table a motion of no confidence in Helen Zille. He blames her for the deaths of two people during the recent farm protests in De Doorns and other parts of the Western Cape.
President Jacob Zuma has said his government will stand firmly by their plan to implement a planned wage subsidy aimed at cutting youth unemployment. Its specifications will still be negotiated, but his reassurance comes days after violence flared up at a march where the DA tried to march on Cosatu House to highlight Cosatu’s opposition to the scheme.
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In a statement following yesterday’s DA-led protest in Johannesburg that turned violent, spokesperson for Cosatu Patrick Craven praised Cosatu members for causing the DA protest’s ignominious retreat and said the Cosatu response was justified.
The DA’s march against Cosatu in the Johannesburg city centre became violent earlier. Cosatu members allegedly stormed the march and rocks were thrown. In the process, DA supporters and a journalist from the Mail & Guardian were injured after being hit with stones.
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Troubled former South African Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sicelo Shiceka, passed away in an Eastern Cape hospital this morning after a long illness, according to an ANC press release.
South Africa has a very real child labour problem. Did you know that? And particularly in the North West province, Cosatu said today. This follows a shocking incident in June where an underage boy named Molefe Mogale lost his hand while operating a machine on the farm where he was employed in Rustenburg. He’s14 years old – and now he only has one hand.
This is a little like me not being allowed to have posters up in my bedroom, but less serious: the ANC has lodged a complaint with the Electoral Commission after Cape Town city workers were found removing COSATU posters campaigning for Tony Ehrenreich. Because they want their posters back, apparently.
If you haven’t heard yet, government spokesman, Jimmy Manyi said recently that he thinks that there is an oversupply of coloured folk in the Western Cape, and that perhaps it is best if they’d shift around a bit. He made the remarks on kykNET last year when he said: “So this over-concentration of coloureds in the Western Cape is not working for them.”
SA’s union-in-chief has threatened strike action against the US retail giant before a single Walmart brick has been laid. That’s the way we do it here, Yanks. You don’t come to our country with your big ass shops and just put them up everywhere. We have rules. And Cosatu.