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Mail & Guardian
ANC just can't wiggle out of Zuma's gripFighters leader Julius Malema, who was expelled from the ANC after he criticise
ANC just can't wiggle out of Zuma's grip
Mail & Guardian / Posted 22 minutes ago
Fighters leader Julius Malema, who was expelled from the ANC after he criticised Zuma; ask former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, who was expelled from the labour federation for the same reason. The expulsions of Malema and Vavi... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Zuma’s Denialism and Betrayalof this beautiful country of ours, it is becoming clearer and clearer who is pa
Zuma’s Denialism and Betrayal
Daily Maverick / Posted 6 hours ago
of this beautiful country of ours, it is becoming clearer and clearer who is part of the problem, and who is part of the solution! Join with us in making change happen! DM Former Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi is now convenor of the Workers’ Su... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Vavi joins EFF as interim heada slew corruption charges regarding the non-payment of taxes. In his stead, re
Vavi joins EFF as interim head
Daily Maverick / Posted yesterday
a slew corruption charges regarding the non-payment of taxes. In his stead, recently fired former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi will take over both roles on an interim basis. Vavi has a reputation for calling lengthy press conferences in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Vavi Joins EFF As Interim HeadIn a stunning move that took almost every political analyst in the country by s
Vavi Joins EFF As Interim Head
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
In a stunning move that took almost every political analyst in the country by surprise, sacked Cosatu Secretary General Zwelinzima Vavi will replace Julius Malema at the head of the Economic Freedom Fighters until the Commander in Chief has warded... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
EFF promises of change are swamping ANC's tired old litanyStadium. We see the same attitude in Cosatu today, with its leaders dismissing
EFF promises of change are swamping ANC's tired old litany
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
Stadium. We see the same attitude in Cosatu today, with its leaders dismissing efforts by its former general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, to establish a new workers' federation. For South Africa to move forward, it needs mature leaders who are... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
New labour group might break log-jam in SA politicstake centre stage and the once powerful labour federation became conflicted. T
New labour group might break log-jam in SA politics
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
take centre stage and the once powerful labour federation became conflicted. This weekend, ousted Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi joined other "rebels" to establish a new labour federation, claiming that Cosatu had abandoned its founding... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
African Press Review 2 May 2016for unity in his Labour Day message. This, as National Union of Metalworkers (N
African Press Review 2 May 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
for unity in his Labour Day message. This, as National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa), including ex-COSATU Secretary Generak Zwelinzima Vavi, threatened to defect and form a rival union. COSATU President Sdumo Dlamin underlined his resolve to step... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
12 scare tactics by President ZumaCosatu and SA Communist Party T-shirts and yellow ANC T-shirts. Not far away,
12 scare tactics by President Zuma
Mail & Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
Cosatu and SA Communist Party T-shirts and yellow ANC T-shirts. Not far away, in Tembisa, former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and breakaway metalworkers’ union Numsa, held a rally to mark the birth of a new labour federation. Zuma... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Vavi, Jim deliver scathing attack on CosatuJacob Zuma and your ANC national executive committee members, run. Run corrupti
Vavi, Jim deliver scathing attack on Cosatu
Mail & Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
Jacob Zuma and your ANC national executive committee members, run. Run corruption run. This was the stern warning issued by Zwelinzima Vavi at the May day rally organised by labour federation Cosatu’s splinter unions. Vavi, the former Cosatu... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Rally turns into tripartite politickingparties, especially DA leader Musi Maimane, EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malem
Rally turns into tripartite politicking
Daily Dispatch / Posted 3 days ago
parties, especially DA leader Musi Maimane, EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema and former Cosatu secretary-general Zwelinzima Vavi, saying they would not bring about change to the lives of workers. “We must not retreat. Let’s go to the... Read more
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iol.co.za
SACP's Nxesi hits at 'cult figure' VaviJohannesburg - SACP deputy chairman Thulas Nxesi, pictured, has launched a scat
SACP's Nxesi hits at 'cult figure' Vavi
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
Johannesburg - SACP deputy chairman Thulas Nxesi, pictured, has launched a scathing attack on former Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi, labelling him a personality cult who wanted to maintain a stranglehold on union leadership. Nxesi, in a speech... Read more
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iol.co.za
Worker-led revolution a new battle for the ANCif this country is going to have a future. The problem is that they have no new
Worker-led revolution a new battle for the ANC
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
if this country is going to have a future. The problem is that they have no new ideas.” Deposed Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi repeated Jim’s warning that the country would see rolling mass action aimed at organising workers to take... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Plans underway to hold founding congress for new workers federationfor new workers federation A new logo name and colour for the federation is be
Plans underway to hold founding congress for new workers federation
Eye Witness News / Posted 4 days ago
for new workers federation A new logo name and colour for the federation is being finalised ahead of its launch. FILE: Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN Cosatu,Zwelenzima Vavi,workers summit,National Council of Trade Unions... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Zuma condemns violent proteststo join a new federation independent of political influence with the National U
Zuma condemns violent protests
Eye Witness News / Posted 4 days ago
to join a new federation independent of political influence with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) Zwelinzima Vavi and a range of other smaller unions. Yesterday, a total of 51 unions met in Boksburg for an historic workers... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Zuma slams opportunists, 'desperate elements' promoting anarchy and chaoswas for former Cosatu members, such as Numsa, and was address by the trade unio
Zuma slams opportunists, 'desperate elements' promoting anarchy and chaos
News 24 South Africa / Posted 4 days ago
was for former Cosatu members, such as Numsa, and was address by the trade union federation’s former general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi. Zuma also too the opportunity to berate "opportunists" who had switched loyalties. He did not mention... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
New union federation not for the lazy – Vavi– A proposed new labour federation to rival Cosatu would not be for the lazy, t
New union federation not for the lazy – Vavi
News 24 South Africa / Posted 4 days ago
– A proposed new labour federation to rival Cosatu would not be for the lazy, the union’s former general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi warned on Sunday. "If you are lazy, we do not want you in this federation. Shop stewards who abuse their... Read more
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Eye Witness News
‘Those in power will only listen to a new federation’what is the state of South African economy.” The event was also addressed by r
‘Those in power will only listen to a new federation’
Eye Witness News / Posted 4 days ago
what is the state of South African economy.” The event was also addressed by representatives of all the smaller unions and Zwelinzima Vavi, who is leading the new initiative. There are about 5,000 workers at the Mehlareng stadium in Tembisa for... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Cosatu 'shop stewards for the Guptas', says Numsa presidentthe workers not only in the labour market, but also within the communities they
Cosatu 'shop stewards for the Guptas', says Numsa president
Mail & Guardian / Posted 4 days ago
the workers not only in the labour market, but also within the communities they live, said former Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Satuday. Numsa president Andrew Chirwa said the success of the workers summit has silenced the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Blade comments on new federationsupport for the federation for surviving the tumultuous squabbles which led to
Blade comments on new federation
iol.co.za / Posted 4 days ago
support for the federation for surviving the tumultuous squabbles which led to the expulsion of former general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and Numsa. Nzimande said he was concerned about the country’s high unemployment rate and inequality. He... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
'Workers suffering under ANC, Cosatu' – union memberto be bused in later. National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) leader, Irv
'Workers suffering under ANC, Cosatu' – union member
News 24 South Africa / Posted 4 days ago
to be bused in later. National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) leader, Irvin Jim, and former Cosatu general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, were expected to speak. Numsa was expelled from the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) in November 2014... Read more
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iol.co.za
Rebel unions face battle of ideasin the same sectors and this could lead to power struggles. Unions that have s
Rebel unions face battle of ideas
iol.co.za / Posted 4 days ago
in the same sectors and this could lead to power struggles. Unions that have supported Cosatu's axed general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, and Numsa told The Sunday Independent they needed to hold special congresses before they could join the... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Vavi to speak at Mehlareng Stadium on Workers' DayKaveel Singh, News24 Zwelinzima Vavi (Netwerk24) Johannesburg – Former Cosatu
Vavi to speak at Mehlareng Stadium on Workers' Day
News 24 South Africa / Posted 4 days ago
Kaveel Singh, News24 Zwelinzima Vavi (Netwerk24) Johannesburg – Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is expected to speak at the Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa on Sunday. Vavi will be speaking at the 20 000 seater stadium following a... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Spy Tapes: DA urges Zuma to not appeal High Court judgmentin a good light and others again calling for Zuma to resign. Former Congress o
Spy Tapes: DA urges Zuma to not appeal High Court judgment
Eye Witness News / Posted 4 days ago
in a good light and others again calling for Zuma to resign. Former Congress of South African Trade Unions leader Zwelinzima Vavi said Zuma must now do the honorable thing and step down and face his charges in court. Vavi said the ruling... Read more
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Eye Witness News
'Unions must put economic growth & workers' interests first'with many challenges in the workplace with no one to fight for them. Convenor
'Unions must put economic growth & workers' interests first'
Eye Witness News / Posted 5 days ago
with many challenges in the workplace with no one to fight for them. Convenor of South Africa’s first ever workers’ summit Zwelinzima Vavi in Boksburg on 28 April 2016. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN Zwelinzima Vavi,Vavi,trade unions,South African... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Vavi: Workers need an independent labour federationfederation Representatives of 50 unions have gathered in Boksburg to discuss t
Vavi: Workers need an independent labour federation
Eye Witness News / Posted 5 days ago
federation Representatives of 50 unions have gathered in Boksburg to discuss the establishment of the federation. FILE: Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: GCIS. Zwelinzima Vavi,Union,labour federation JOHANNEBSURG - The Convener of South Africa’s first... Read more
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iol.co.za
Stop organising in same pool, Vavi tells unionsJohannesburg - Axed Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says unions need t
Stop organising in same pool, Vavi tells unions
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
Johannesburg - Axed Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says unions need to stop organising in the same pool which continues to grow smaller because of retrenchments. He told a workers' summit in Johannesburg on Saturday that too little women,... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Opposition parties call on NPA to reinstate corruption charges against Zumalight and others again calling for President Jacob Zuma to resign. Former Cong
Opposition parties call on NPA to reinstate corruption charges against Zuma
Eye Witness News / Posted 5 days ago
light and others again calling for President Jacob Zuma to resign. Former Congress of South African Trade Unions leader Zwelinzima Vavi says Zuma must now do the honorable thing and step down and face his charges in court. Vavi said the ruling... Read more
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iol.co.za
Delegates arrive for Workers Summitwhich will discuss the formation of a new federation. The meeting is being led
Delegates arrive for Workers Summit
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
which will discuss the formation of a new federation. The meeting is being led by axed Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Vavi told reporters earlier this week that 50 unions would attend the meeting. However, by 11am on Saturday... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Legal experts praise spy tapes judgmenthe will be delivering a keynote address at the Giyani Stadium to mark Freedom D
Legal experts praise spy tapes judgment
Eye Witness News / Posted 5 days ago
he will be delivering a keynote address at the Giyani Stadium to mark Freedom Day. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN. Jacob Zuma,Zwelinzima Vavi,Zuma spy tapes,spy tapes,Leonard McCarthy,Aubrey Ledwaba PRETORIA – Legal experts and political leaders have... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Experts: Zuma now faces criminal chargesin court. LISTEN: EFF reacts to the high court judgement on Zuma ‘ZUMA MUST N
Experts: Zuma now faces criminal charges
Eye Witness News / Posted 6 days ago
in court. LISTEN: EFF reacts to the high court judgement on Zuma ‘ZUMA MUST NOW RESIGN’ Former Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has described today’s spy tapes judgment as a great day for South Africa and says Zuma must now do the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Vavi's May Day Call - New Labour Federation Set for Weekend Launcharen't union members, while Cosatu has called the Workers Summit a self-serving
Vavi's May Day Call - New Labour Federation Set for Weekend Launch
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
aren't union members, while Cosatu has called the Workers Summit a self-serving sideshow. By GREG NICOLSON. On Thursday, Zwelinzima Vavi was adamant that a new workers' federation would not be competing with Cosatu because the country's largest... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Vavi’s May Day call: New labour federation set for weekend launchOn Thursday, Zwelinzima Vavi was adamant that a new workers' federation would n
Vavi’s May Day call: New labour federation set for weekend launch
Daily Maverick / Posted 7 days ago
On Thursday, Zwelinzima Vavi was adamant that a new workers' federation would not be competing with Cosatu because the country’s largest labour federation has failed to unionise and unite the labour force. “We are not in competition with Cosatu... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Vavi: Cosatu has a lot to answer for Zwelinzima Vavi says Cosatu is responsible for the public’s negative percepti
Vavi: Cosatu has a lot to answer for
Eye Witness News / Posted 7 days ago
Zwelinzima Vavi says Cosatu is responsible for the public’s negative perception of unions. Cosatu house in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Picture: Janice Healing/EWN. trade unions,South African Trade... Read more
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Eye Witness News
‘Only a united labour movement can force Zuma to go’united, Zuma will remain dismissive of calls for his resignation. Convenor of
‘Only a united labour movement can force Zuma to go’
Eye Witness News / Posted 7 days ago
united, Zuma will remain dismissive of calls for his resignation. Convenor of South Africa’s first ever workers’ summit Zwelinzima Vavi in Boksburg on 28 April 2016. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN Jacob Zuma,Zwelinsima Vavi,workers... Read more
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Eye Witness News
SA's first workers summit set for the weekend The summit is being spearheaded by apolitical unions, with Zwelinzima Vavi as
SA's first workers summit set for the weekend
Eye Witness News / Posted 7 days ago
The summit is being spearheaded by apolitical unions, with Zwelinzima Vavi as interim chairperson. FILE: Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN. Cosatu,NUMSA,Zwelinzima Vavi,workers... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Defiant whimperby their absence. On April 16, former ANC bigwigs Ronnie Kasrils and Cheryl Ca
Defiant whimper
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 8 days ago
by their absence. On April 16, former ANC bigwigs Ronnie Kasrils and Cheryl Carolus, and former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, stood on the steps of the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg and implored civil society to stand together... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
NGOs are 'devils in a sheep skin' Edward Zumaelected government.” Zuma also took a dig at former Congress of South African
NGOs are 'devils in a sheep skin' Edward Zuma
News 24 South Africa / Posted 8 days ago
elected government.” Zuma also took a dig at former Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, saying: "South Africans must resist and not just stand and watch our country being destroyed by Zwelinzima... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Call to 'take back the country of our dreams' on Freedom Daygeneral Cheryl Carolus, former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils, former Con
Call to 'take back the country of our dreams' on Freedom Day
News 24 South Africa / Posted 8 days ago
general Cheryl Carolus, former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils, former Constitutional Court judge Zac Yacoob, Zwelinzima Vavi and Ronald Lamola, among others. In an open letter written to South Africans, sent after the gathering, the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Coalition Democracy Is Coming to SAOn Sunday morning former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi tweeted confi
Coalition Democracy Is Coming to SA
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
On Sunday morning former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi tweeted confirmation that he had been approached by the leader of the DA, Mmusi Maimane, with a view to forming a coalition in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality around Port... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
DA tried to lure alliance leaders, says Cosatufollows revelations in the Sunday Times that DA leader Mmusi Maimane had held a
DA tried to lure alliance leaders, says Cosatu
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 10 days ago
follows revelations in the Sunday Times that DA leader Mmusi Maimane had held a meeting with former Cosatu boss Zwelinzima Vavi. It reported the two had met at a Johannesburg hotel on February 1 this year to discuss forming a coalition... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Malema planning a coup Cosatuasked if it meant people should literally take up arms. Cosatu said the “marri
Malema planning a coup Cosatu
News 24 South Africa / Posted 10 days ago
asked if it meant people should literally take up arms. Cosatu said the “marriage” between its former general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and the DA began in 2012. First deputy president James Tyotyo said they found DA pamphlets at Cosatu House... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Vavi: ANC, DA have similar economic policies Zwelinzima Vavi says he is anti neo-liberalism & wouldn’t associate with poli
Vavi: ANC, DA have similar economic policies
Eye Witness News / Posted 10 days ago
Zwelinzima Vavi says he is anti neo-liberalism & wouldn’t associate with political parties such as the DA. Former Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi has called for an early election to oust President Jacob... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Vavi may be Maimane's ace – reportsDemocratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane is reportedly attempting to persuade f
Vavi may be Maimane's ace – reports
Mail & Guardian / Posted 10 days ago
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane is reportedly attempting to persuade former Cosatu boss Zwelinzima Vavi to bring the recently-formed United Front into a coalition with the official opposition. The two held a meeting in Johannesburg on... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Vavi: ANC supporters would rather vote for United Frontformer Cosatu head says he & DA leader Mmusi Maimane previously discussed a pos
Vavi: ANC supporters would rather vote for United Front
Eye Witness News / Posted 11 days ago
former Cosatu head says he & DA leader Mmusi Maimane previously discussed a possible coalition. Former Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN. Zwelinzima Vavi,Democratic Alliance DA,Vavi,United Front JOHANNESBURG – Former... Read more
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Daily Maverick
TRAINSPOTTER: DA launches a manifesto that promises to turn the country into Cape TownTshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay. (As far as the latter is concerned, they appear
TRAINSPOTTER: DA launches a manifesto that promises to turn the country into Cape Town
Daily Maverick / Posted 11 days ago
Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay. (As far as the latter is concerned, they appear to have commenced negotiations with Zwelinzima Vavi, former general secretary of Cosatu, who in order to cobble together a working coalition would be handed the... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Shifting sands: DA comes of age in fast changing political landscapefor discussions post the elections. The Sunday Times reported that Maimane had
Shifting sands: DA comes of age in fast changing political landscape
Daily Maverick / Posted 11 days ago
for discussions post the elections. The Sunday Times reported that Maimane had met with former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi in February to discuss co-operation between the DA and the United Front social movement coalition in Nelson... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Voter power is now stronger than ever beforeis starting to gather pace. Who would have thought that the breakaway movement
Voter power is now stronger than ever before
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 11 days ago
is starting to gather pace. Who would have thought that the breakaway movement of ousted Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi might suddenly find itself playing the kingmaker's role in the fiercely contested Nelson Mandela Bay metro,... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Musical beds for pollspopularity has been slipping. These include Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshwane and Jo
Musical beds for polls
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 11 days ago
popularity has been slipping. These include Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshwane and Johannesburg. Former Cosatu secretary-general Zwelinzima Vavi confirmed at the weekend that DA leader Mmusi Maimane met him in February to suggest that they join forces in... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
DA denies its in coalition talksand civil organisations which she said was completely normal in a multi-party d
DA denies its in coalition talks
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 11 days ago
and civil organisations which she said was completely normal in a multi-party democracy. Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi confirmed on Sunday that he had been approached by the Democratic Alliance about forming a coalition to wrest... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
United Front dismisses idea of coalition with DAthe local government elections let alone forming an electoral pact with the DA,
United Front dismisses idea of coalition with DA
News 24 South Africa / Posted 11 days ago
the local government elections let alone forming an electoral pact with the DA, the movement said on Sunday after Zwelinzima Vavi confirmed he had met DA leader, Mmusi Maimane. "If Zwelinzima Vavi met with the DA’s Mmusi Maimane or anyone... Read more
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