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cosatuCape Argus reports that clothing sector unionist Malvern de Bruyn has taken over from Tony Ehrenreich as the new provincial secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Western Cape.  

De Bruyn was elected at Cosatu’s provincial elective congress that ended on Sunday alongside provincial chairperson Mohlatse Tsobane, deputy chairperson Andile Ngqabeka and treasurer Ingrid Bukes.  “My most important goal is to grow our ground structures.  We will be more visible in communities as well as in rural areas.  Our presence on farms needs to be boosted with more people so that workers can take their concerns directly to the ground structures we have there,” De Bruyn said.  Ehrenreich, who delivered his last address to Cosatu members, said the trade union federation’s biggest threat was policies that were driven by apartheid structured elites.

  • Read this report by Jason Felix in full at Cape Argus
  • Read too, Changing of the guard for Cosatu in Western Cape, at Weekend Argus

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