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cosatuThe Citizen reports that, for the first time in its history, Cosatu will now have a female president after Zingiswa Losi was nominated unopposed.  

The trade union federation’s four-day congress got under way on Monday, with delegates electing their new leaders on Tuesday morning.  All of the top positions were uncontested, with certain names having been withdrawn from the respective races early on Tuesday.  The official announcements will only be made on Thursday though.  The new first deputy is now Mike Shingange of Nehawu; the new second deputy is Louise Chipe of Saccawu; the general secretary remains Bheki Ntshalintshali; the deputy general secretary remains Solly Phetoe; treasurer Freda Oosthuysen also continues in the role.  Losi was previously the deputy president and replaces Sdumo Dlamini.

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