About this site

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Leadership

Based on the principle of worker control, the COSATU leadership is drawn from the shopfloor. While the General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary are full time officials of the federation, the worker leaders are full time shopstewards. The current National Office Bearers are:

President - Willy Madisha

First Vice President - Joseph Nkosi

Second Vice President - Joyce Pekane

Treasurer -Alinah Rantsolase

General Secretary - Zwelinzima Vavi

Deputy General Secretary - Bheki Ntshalintshali

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