Title

Cracks in the ANC monolith: Numsa, Cosatu and resistance to the neoliberal order

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Other

Publisher

The National Forum

School

School of Arts and Humanities

Comments

Originally published as: Hale, B. (2014). Cracks in the ANC monolith: Numsa, Cosatu and resistance to the neoliberal order. On Line Opinion. Original article available here

Abstract

At its special national congress in December the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) made a number of significant decisions which directly challenged the leadership of both Cosatu (the Congress of South African Trade Unions) and the ANC (African National Congress) led alliance. First, Numsa not only withdrew its support from the ANC in the upcoming elections but decided to persuade Cosatu to defect from its alliance with the ANC and South African Communist Party (SACP).

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