Connie September

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Trade Unionist, Deputy President COSATU, member of the ANC and Member of Parliament, Minister of Human Settlements. 

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Cape Town,South Africa

Cornelia “Connie” September was born 26 June 1959 in the Western Cape and grew up on the West Coast where her mother would send her for holidays. September began her political activism in the trade union and labour movement. She worked as factory worker in Salt River with little interest in politics or trade unions. This changed in 1982, when she attended a meeting for the community newspaper Grassroots, where politics and workers’ rights were discussed.  Subsequently, she became an active member of community organizations in the Cape.

• Connie September from the Factory Floor, from South African History Online, [online], Available at [Accessed 7 August 2013]
• Ms Connie September Human Settlements Minister, from the Department of Human Settlements, [online], Available at [Accessed 7 August 2013] 

Last updated : 17-May-2018

This article was produced by South African History Online on 07-Aug-2013

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