NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for March, 2013

Numsa’s Easter Weekend Message

The National Office Bearers (NOBs’) of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) takes this opportunity to extend their goodwill, and wishes on behalf of our 311 000 membership to the Christian community in particular, and all South Africans in general, a joyous and blissful Easter Weekend. This Easter Weekend comes at the […]

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Open letter to SACP 1st Deputy President, Jeremy Cronin by Numsa General Secretary, Irvin Jim

Dear comrade Jeremy, Re: Irvin Jim and Zwelinzima Vavi, the State and Cde Wayile, Marikana, NUMSA and the NUM How are you? The last time we came across each other was in a campaign against labour broking and e-tolls, where you offered us some “clarifications”. Long time, no see! I trust that you have indeed […]

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BRICS summit held at Durban 22 march 13

Understanding BRICS Through the Prism of Energy: the Challenges of Moving Towards Renewable Energy, Durban 21st-23rd March 2013 BRICS is the forum of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. From 26th-27th March, the BRICS governments will hold the 5th BRICS summit, in Durban. NUMSA has decided to organize this workshop, as we believe that […]

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International Worksop

BRICS is the forum of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. From 26th-27th March, the BRICS governments will hold the 5th BRICS summit, in Durban. NUMSA has decided to organize this workshop, as we believe that the question of energy is clearly an important, if not even a central, concern for the BRICS countries. […]

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Mumsa National Office Bearers (NOBs’) to address Media

Final reminder: Numsa General Secretary Irvin Jim to address members of the Media The National Office Bearers (NOBs’) of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) – namely General Secretary IRVIN JIM, President CEDRIC GINA, 1st Deputy President ANDREW CHIRWA, 2nd Deputy President CHRISTINE OLIVIER, National Treasurer MPHUMZI MAQUNGO and Deputy General Secretary […]

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Numsa critique on NDP

Dear Colleagues, Please find the attached our Press Statement and NDP critique as presented by NUMSA General Secretary comrade Irvin Jim, during the Press Conference that was held today Tuesday 19 March 2013, at Vincent Mabuyakhulu Conference Centre (VMCC), Cnr Bree and Gerard Sekoto Streets, Newtown, Johannesburg, Gauteng province. Socialism is the Future, Build it […]

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Open letter to ANC deputy Secretary General Comrade Jessie Duarte

Dear comrade Jessie, ANC Deputy Secretary General Your recent article attacking Numsa for its stance against the National Development Plan bears reference. Set out below, please find a response thereto. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) still subscribes to the National Democratic Revolution as the shortest route to Socialism and nowhere else. […]

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NUMSA mourns the passing away of Mandy Rossouw

The National Office Bearers (NOBs) of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have learnt with extreme sadness and shock of the untimely death of Mandy Rossouw. Mandy, was one of the most revered journalist and whom nature had endowed with considerable talent as a writer and indispensable voice. She used these gifts […]

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Leaking of internal reports to media weakens Cosatu

NUMSA condemns the leaking of its internal reports to the media 10 March 2013 The National Office Bearers (NOBs) of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) condemns the leaking of its internal reports to the media. The Sunday Times edition of today (10 March 2013) carries a story under the headline "Union […]

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Numsa discussion on long-term plan for Soth Africa

Since the establishment of the National Planning Commission (NPC), the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has discussed the issue of an appropriate long-term economic and social development plan for South Africa.  We started with the discussion of the NPC Green Paper and then produced a commentary on the draft National Development Plan […]

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