The Congress of South African Trade Union in the NW reminds its members and all COSATU affiliates that the day of 18th July 2014 must be respected as it reminds us of the day that our democratic president was born and when he died on 5th December 2013.
18th July and 5th December 2013 must unite the workers for what President Mandela did for the world, both in South Africa and outside our country.
On 18th July 2014 we must all go out as per our activity plans and do what President Mandela requested us to do for the poor people of this country. Internationally people will be going out in numbers to respect this day, so we must do more than them as we benefited a lot from Madiba.
We must remember his words during the struggle:
ldquoDuring my lifetime I have dedicated myself to the struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination.
ldquoI have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities, it is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve ,But if needs be. It is an ideal for which I am prepared to die”
We must honor Madiba with dignity and pride, staying true to his ideals. That is the best way of celebrating Madiba’s courageous life and we can only do that by making sure that we implement his legacy.
bull COSATU NW will be handing over gifts jointly with NUM Rustenburg to the old people at Kgolagano old-age home Moruleng
bull Jointly with POPCRU we will be cleaning Zeerust hospital
bull Jointly with SASAWU we will be cleaning Gaetsalwe primary school at Makgobistad.
bull Jointly with NEHAWU we will be cleaning the old-age home of Sonop
bull COSATU local of Taung will be cleaning and handing over food parcels to the poor families in Tsokonyane village
bull COSATU local of Madibeng will be cleaning old age home of Letlhabile and disability home.
We call all our PEC members to join the activities in the NW. Our PEC and members in Mafikeng must join the alliance cleaning program which will be led by the ANC NEC under the leadership of the Deputy President of the ANC and RSA.
All other workers and leaders of COSATU must also join the cleaning program in all our municipalities.
Source : Congress of South African Trade Unions