THE BATTLE FOR COSATU, an insider's view

: Craven (P.)

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321pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016


Patrick Craven first served as the editor of the Congress of South African Trade Union's magazine, and rose through the ranks to become National Spokesperson. In this book he discusses events of the past few years, from the run-up to Cosatu's 11th National Congress in 2012 to the expulsion from Cosatu of both Numsa (the National Union of Metalworkers of SA) in 2014, and General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi in 2015. He also exposes the breakdown of the tripartite alliance and the implications of this for the labour movement and South Africa as a whole.