NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Speeches

President Cedric Gina’s Opening Address to Numsa Central Committee held in Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre on 27 August 2012.

National Office Bearers, Central Committee delegates, Local Chairpersons of our locals, Officials present here, Invited guests, Comrades and friends, It is my privilege to greet you this morning on behalf of the National Office Bearers. This is our first Central Committee after our successful 9th National Congress that took place in Durban from 04-08 June […]

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HIV from a union perspective

I want to thank the opportunity given to me, to speak on behalf of labour movement about HIV. HIV is a serious threat to workers, in particular in Sub-Saharan Africa. In my country, South Africa, there is currently a debate about the number of deaths that have increased drastically in the last 15 years. On […]

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Address to the launch of the Health & Safety Campaign by Cedric Gina,NUMSA President

Twenty-four year ago and exactly on this day, 177 miners were choked by fumes from foam used to seal bracings in underground mine tunnels. This is after the foam caught fire as a result of an uncontrolled welding operation at Kinross Gold Mine in Mpumalanga. The 16 September 1986 Kinross Disaster was not only South […]

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Voices on Global Economic & Social Crisis

Southern Trade Unions': Voices on Global Economic & Social Crisis Presented by: Karl Cloete Numsa Deputy General Secretary obo Cosatu Sogang University, 9 November 2010, South Korea Dear Comrades On behalf of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), we wish to extend revolutionary greetings to fellow activists who stand for global and social […]

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MERSETA’S 2009/10 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ADDRESS BY NUMSA PRESIDENT, CEDRIC GINA, NUMSA PRESIDENT.

Chairperson of the Board, Ms Jeanne Esterhuizen Deputy Chairperson, Cde Xolani Tshayana CEO of Merseta, Dr. Patel Leadership of SEIFSA, Leadership of Organised Labour, Honourable Members of the Board, Ladies and Gentlemen: I greet you all. INTRODUCTION. Allow me to thank the leadership of MERSETA for inviting me, a leader of a trade union to […]

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Numsa 25th Anniversary Celebrations

KZN General Secretary’s Speaking Notes “The realisation of the basic guidelines set out in the Freedom Charter and their ongoing consolidation after the seizure of power, will be determined by a number of factors. Among the major ones are: the correlation of class forces within the liberation alliance, the strength of this alliance relative to […]

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Numsa President’s Speech In Curries Fountain Stadium On The Occassion Of The 25th Anniversary Rally On 03 June 2012.

National Office Bearers, Central Committee members, National Chairperson of the NUMSA Youth Desk, National Chairperson of the Gender Substructure, Alliance leaders present here, Delegates to the 9th National Congress, NUMSA Officials present here, Comrades and friends, It is an honour and privilege to get this opportunity to greet you on this important celebration of our […]

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Numsa President’s Speech in Western Cape Region 25th Anniversary Rally.

Regional Office Bearers, REC members, National Chairperson of the NUMSA Youth Desk, Cde Tony Ehreinreich, Cosatu Provincial Secretary, Alliance leaders present here, NUMSA Officials present here, Comrades and friends, It is my privilege to stand here to address you on behalf of National Office Bearers on this important celebration of 25 years of militant struggles […]

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NUMSA President Cedric Gina’s Opening Address to the launch of NUMSA National Political Commission, Wednesday 22 February 2012, NUMSA Head Office, Newtown.

Dear National Office Bearers, Delegates to this important launch of NUMSA political school, Invited guests, Comrades and friends, Please allow me to greet you this morning. I wish to borrow from an eminent African revolutionary, Cde Amilcar Cabral. This is what he said many years ago. "…Learn from life, learn from our people; Learn from […]

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How and why should Numsa support 100 years of the ANC

Why and how must the working class celebrate ANC’s 100-years? Input by the Numsa Deputy General Secretary, Karl Cloete, on the occasion of the Launch of NUMSA Education Programme on ANC Centennial 17-18 September 2011 On behalf of the Numsa National Office Bearers and the Numsa Central Committee we wish to extend our revolutionary greetings […]

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