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protestBusinessLive reports that in an unprecedented move, business organisations have thrown their weight behind Cosatu’s national protest on Wednesday against corruption and state capture.  

The labour federation plans to lead about 100,000 of its members to the streets in the major cities in a call for an end to corrupt activities, which have drained the fiscus.  Cosatu has been granted a ‘section 77’ certificate by Nedlac to protect workers who take part in the protest.  Business Leadership SA (BLSA) and Business Unity SA (Busa) say they support the marches.  While ordinarily business would be against any action that threatened productivity, BLSA CEO Bonang Mohale said the country found itself in "extraordinary times", which called for "unusual bedfellows".  The one thing that aligned the country’s social partners was the effect corruption had on the country and the economy, Busa CEO Tanya Cohen said.  The planned marches have been criticised by former Cosatu affiliates, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu).

  • Read this report by Theto Mahlakoana in full at BusinessLive
  • See too, Cosatu strike receives backing from business groups, at EWN


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