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Thursday, 02 September 2010 00:30

Zwelinzima Vavi, COSATU General Secretary, will address the SACTWU National Congress at 10h00 on 23rd September 2010, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre



The National Congress is the highest policy- and decision making structure of the Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU).  The union’s constitution requires it to be held once every three years. Congress is an opportunity to review the work of the organisation, specifically progress with the implementation of its Programme of Action decisions adopted at the previous Congress held 3 years ago. It is also an opportunity renew the mandates on policy and leadership, for the period ahead.

The last Congress was held in August 2007, at the Durban International Convention Centre. This year’s Congress will be the union’s  11th since its founding in 1989. The 11th Congress will be held under the theme “A New Growth Path for the Clothing, Textile, Footwear & Leather Industry”. Approximately 700 delegates, guests and staff members are expected to attend.  Mr Vavi is expected to deliver a speech which will cover COSATU positions on current socio-economic and political challenges facing the labour movement in South Africa.