If there was one thing the Zuma administration had wanted to get right, it was to break the negative trend of unemployment and introduce measures that would show dramatic results in job figures by the end of Zuma's first term as president.
With seven months to go before the term runs out, what was meant to by a flagship programme of this administration is still stuck in draft legislation phase.
The youth wage subsidy is back on the agenda through the draft Employment Tax Incentive Bill now before Parliament's standing committee on finance. While the ANC wants it to be law in two months, Cosatu is again on the warpath. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.
Over the last few days, two major issues have exposed the untenable relationship between the ANC, SACP and Cosatu alliance and the charade of the alliance economic summit seven weeks ago. This summit at the end of August was apparently different from previous meetings because all issues of contention were confronted candidly, the media was told afterwards.
The Cosatu delegation was led by the federation's president S'dumo Dlamini and acting general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali. With the federation's suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and the outspoken metalworkers' union...