Cosatu studies Mangaung resolutions

Cosatu is studying all the resolutions that were adopted during the ANC’s elective conference.

Cosatu is studying all the policies that were adopted during the ANC’s conference in Mangaung.

JOHANNESBURG - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Friday said it was studying all resolutions made at the ANC'S 53rd conference held in Mangaung this week.

The conference started on Sunday and ended on Thursday.

President Jacob Zuma was re-elected as party president and businessman Cyril Ramaphosa is his new deputy.

The trade union federation called for a commitment to economic reform ahead of the conference.

General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said the country's working class is growing increasingly frustrated by poverty and economic inequalities.

He said they will continue engaging the ANC on these issues.

"If we fail to win the fight against unemployment, poverty and inequality, the workers involved in this year's wave of spontaneous strikes are giving us a clear warning of the serious consequences to the country."

Cosatu also it is still committed to the tripartite alliance with the South African Communist Party (SACP) and ANC.

On Thursday, the ANC made it clear that mine nationalisation was off the table.

Several people including the ANC Youth League have been calling for nationalisation as they believe it could help fight poverty.