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18 August 2013

How far the mighty Cosatu has fallen

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

‘A giant is born!’ proclaimed Cyril Ramaphosa boldly as he opened the inaugural congress of Cosatu in December 1985. Fast-forward to the eve of the federation’s 28th birthday, and we are witnessing the same giant being reduced to a dwarf within a very short space of time.

How might we explain this cataclysmic turn of events for South Africa’s largest union body?

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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