Congress of South African Trade Unions

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Congress of South African Trade Unions

Parallel form(s) of name

  • COSATU

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1985 - present

History

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) was launched in December 1985 after four years of unity talks between unions opposed to apartheid and committed to a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa. At the launch we represented less than half a million workers organised in 33 unions.

Places

Republic of South Africa, Africa

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

C0025

Institution identifier

GB 1847

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Julia Wylie, October 2016

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Congress of South African Trade Unions . 2016. Brief history of COSATU. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.cosatu.org.za/show.php?ID=925. [Accessed 17 October 2016].

Maintenance notes

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