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cosatuBusinessLive reports that trade union federation Cosatu has achieved a 50-50 representation of men and women in its incoming leadership, which was nominated unopposed at its 13th national congress in Midrand this week.  

The federation’s second deputy president Zingiswa Losi formally took over as the first female president in the history of the federation when she addressed the congress for the first time on Thursday.  Losi is also a member of the ANC national executive committee (NEC) and the SACP central committee.  Cosatu will accordingly have the most gender-representative leadership among its alliance partners, the ANC and SACP, whose top six posts are occupied by five men and one woman.  The president of Saccawu, Louisa Thipe, was nominated to the position of second deputy president, with Nehawu’s Mike Shingange to occupy the first deputy president position.  Cosatu general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali and his deputy Solly Phetoe retained their positions.  Long-standing treasurer Frieda Oosthuizen was nominated unopposed.

  • Read this report by Theto Mahlakoana in full at BusinessLive


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