METAL WORKERS PUT SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY, POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
The Metal Workers Union of South Africa (Numsa) will hold its tenth National Congress in Cape Town from Monday.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is expected to address delegates on Monday afternoon.
The four-day congress will take stock of its role in shaping the economy and political landscape in the country. Numsa says it will also mobilise for a Workers Party to entrench its leftist agenda.
Numsa Secretary General Irvin Jim says nationalisation, economic transformation and fighting capitalism is top of the agenda.
"We have got nothing to choose between the fight for those who defend the status quo, that benefit white monopoly capital and white population, and those who are the soldiers of fortunes for the Guptas. Basically what is the interest of the working class in these two factions of working capital?"
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK