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Press statement, 20 September 2018
NUM CONGRATULATES NEWLY ELECTED COSATU LEADERSHIP
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) congratulates the newly elected Cosatu leadership that was elected unopposed at the 13th COSATU National Congress held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from the 17th to 20th of September 2018.
History was made in labour federation COSATU as it elected its first female president in comrade Zingiswa Losi. The election of comrade Zingiswa Losi affirms that women are ready to occupy senior positions within the trade union environment. The 13th COSATU National Congress has also affirmed its commitment for gender equality.
The newly-elected leadership has a mammoth task of forging maximum unity within COSATU. We believe that the leadership has the mandate to confront the battles that lie ahead in the interest of the workers and the poor.
The NUM is happy that the 13th COSATU National Congress afforded the federation an opportunity to reflect on the current and pressing challenges faced by the workers and the poor of our country at the point of production and society broadly.
For more information, Please contact
David Sipunzi, NUM General Secretary, 082 883 7293Livhuwani Mammburu, NUM National Spokesperson, 083 809 3257
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