The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) will hold their main Workers Day rally in Port Elizabeth on May Day. It will be held at Isaac Wolfson Stadium in KwaNobuhle and is expected to be addressed by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Cosatu hosts this event in a different province every year. However, according to the federation’s President Sdumo Dlamini, it is a coincidence that the Nelson Mandela Bay was scheduled for this year as they have many challenges to address in this municipality.
“It is very critical that we are coming here to the Eastern Cape in particular the Nelson Mandela Bay where we are conscious of the challenges of the community. The level of development is so low that the industries that used to be there they have been run down, particularly with the coming in of the DA there in that municipality. So we have targeted it to say we need change there.”