Saturday, July 30, 2016

COSATU Statement on 95th Anniversary of the SACP
29 July 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions wishes the South African Communist Party ,a successful and revolutionary 95th anniversary tomorrow. This unique milestone for the vanguard of the working class ,reflects its unquestionable credentials in the struggle for liberation and the pursuit of socialism in this country.
COSATU is deeply proud to have such a reliable ally, in the form of the SACP ,to work together with in the struggle against unemployment, and inequality. The SACP and Cosatu will continue to work together to build working class hegemony in all key sites of struggle and also to overcome the challenges facing the workers, the unemployed and the poor.

We shall continue to develop joint programmes and fight side by side in the trenches to deepen democratisation, revolutionary social transformation and ensure that the working class voice is heard.
The federation is looking forward to developing joint campaigns with the SACP ,to deepen the fight against corruption and corporate capture of the state and our broader movement. This will include a fight against factionalism, social distance from the membership and mass base, patronage and distortion of internal democracy.

Our formations have successfully worked side by side in campaigning for the ANC in the forthcoming local government. We issue a call to all the workers and the working class in general ,to overwhelmingly vote for the ANC on the 3rd August 2016, in defence of the revolution. All COSATU National Office Bearers will attend the anniversary in Port Elizabeth tomorrow.

The details of the anniversary are as follows:

Speakers: - Comrade Blade Nzimande, the SACP General Secretar
- Cosatu President Cde Sidumo Dlamini,
- Cde Pravin Gordhan representing the ANC
- Cde Yershen Pillay, National Chairperson ,Young Communist League
Logistic details are as follows:
Date : Tomorrow, Saturday30 July 2016
Venue : Lilian Ngoyi Community Sports Centre, Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Metro
Starting time: 10:00 am

Issued by COSATU

Sizwe Pamla (National Spokesperson)
Communications Unit
Congress of South African Trade Unions
COSATU HOUSE | 110 Cnr Jorissen & Simmonds Str | Braamfontein | 2017
Tel: +27 11 339-4911 / Direct: 010 219 1339 |+27 60 975 6794 |+27 82 558 5962 E-mail:

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