Cosatu: A giant falls by Mbhazima Shilowa (City Press), 18 November 2014

A Cosatu that is dominated by the public sector will fail workers on the shop floor ‘A giant is born today. Let no one stand in its way.” So said Cyril Ramaphosa at the launch of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) almost 30 years ago.

Little did he know that just as he played a historic role in bringing together different trade unions of different political persuasions, he would play a role in the disintegration of Cosatu.

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