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SATUCC 10th Delegates Congress Elects New Leadership
Saturday, November 4th, 2017

The 10th SATUCC Delegates’ Congress held on the 27th October 2017 in Dar-es-salaam (Tanzania) elected new leadership as follows: President- Ms. Zingiswa Losi (COSATU) Vice President- Mr. Cosmas Mukuka (ZaCTU) Treasurer- Mr. Godfrey Selematsela (FEDUSA) Executive Committee Members: Mr. Manuel Viage (UNTA-CS) and Ms. Greatel Elias (BFTU) The Women Conference which was held as a
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SATUCC Holds Its 10th Delegates Congress in Dar-es-salaam
Saturday, November 4th, 2017

On the 27th of October 2017, SATUCC held a successful 10th Delegates’ Congress in Dar-es-salaam (Tanzania) which elected its first female President Comrade Zingiswa Losi who happens to be the Second Deputy President at COSATU (One of the three affiliates of SATUCC in South Africa). In her acceptance speech, President Zingiswa Losi stated that  “the
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SATUCC Newsletter, May-August 2017 Issue
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

The SATUCC newsletter for May-August 2017 is now out. You can access it through this link


Communiqué and Plan of Action of 13th Civil Society Forum
Friday, September 1st, 2017

The Communiqué and Plan of Action of 13th Civil Society Forum is be accessed here: Communique of the 13th Civil Society Forum


13th Southern Africa Civil Society Forum, 14-17 August 2017, Johannesburg. South Africa
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

The 13th Southern African Civil Society Forum (CSF) will take place from the 14th – 16th August 2017 at Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The CSF is convened by the Alliance Pact of SADC Council of NGOs (SADC-CNGO), Southern African Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) and Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern
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SADC Workers’ Group Meeting, Geneva, 7th June 2017
Friday, June 2nd, 2017

SATUCC shall be convening the SADC (Southern Africa) Workers’ Group meeting on the margins of the 106th International Labour Conference (ILC) on the 7th June 2017 in Geneva. The meeting will be held at the ILO Building in Room VI from 10AM to 12 noon. The tentative agenda of the meeting is as follows: Decisions
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SATUCC Issues the Newsletter for Jan-March 2017
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

The SATUCC Newsletter for January to March 2017 is now out. Please click here to access the electronic copy


Regional Seminar of Trade Union Researchers on SADC Employment & Labour Protocol
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

The Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) is organizing a Regional Seminar of Trade Union Researchers on Ratification & Implementation of SADC Employment & Labour Protocol.  This seminar will be held from 30th to 31st May 2017, in Gaborone, Botswana. In light of the resolutions around the Protocol made during the 9th SATUCC Delegates
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Call for applications for 2017 SATUCC Internship Programme
Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Regional Internship Programme for Young Trade Union  Technocrats July/August 2017 Introduction The Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) is offering a rare opportunity for young technical officers from its affiliates to be exposed to the work and activities of the SATUCC and the functioning of a tripartite social dialogue at sub-regional level (Southern Africa).
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COSATU Statement on Court Trial for Its Support for Palestinian Cause
Friday, February 17th, 2017

COSATU on trial for its support for the Palestinian people 09 February 2017 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is effectively on trial for its international solidarity and specifically its support for the Palestinian people. In 2009 Israel attacked the Palestinian Gaza Strip killing over 1400 people including more than 300 children. Israel
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Regional Knowledge Sharing Seminar on Strategic Use of International Labour Standards & ILO Supervisory Mechanisms, 9th to 11th November 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

The Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) in collaboration with the Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV and ILO Pretoria office), will conduct a knowledge sharing seminar on the strategic use of International Labour Standards (ILS) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) supervisory mechanisms, with a view to enhancing protection of workers’ rights in Southern
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SATUCC Newsletter for July-September 2016 is now out!
Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The SATUCC newsletter for July-September 2016 is now out, please click here to access it and share.


Declaration from 2016 COSATU International School
Friday, September 23rd, 2016

COSATU International School 12th – 14th September, 2016 in Ekurhuleni Declaration Decent work, industrial development and Job creation is about decent lives for workers and communities Introduction “Massive poverty and obscene inequality are such terrible scourges of our times . . . that they have to rank alongside slavery and apartheid as social evils.”—Nelson Mandela,
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12th Civil Society Forum Plan of Action
Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The 12th Civil Society Forum (CSF) took place from 14th to 18th August 2016 in Ezulwini, Swaziland under the theme “SADC RISING?: “Reclaiming our democracy and citizen’s participation in consolidating regional integration and development” Below is the communique and Plan Action that emanated from the 12 CSF: Communique of 12th CSF 12th CSF Plan of Action
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SATUCC Strategic Plan (2014-2018)
Friday, July 15th, 2016

This Strategic Plan (2014-2018) is a response to this noble call to rediscover and rebuild SATUCC. The Strategic Plan arises out of SATUCC’s systematic engagement among its affiliates within the context of the current rapid changing circumstances within the region and beyond. It is a product of detailed research work and consultations and therefore represents the consolidated working framework
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SATUCC/ILO-ACTRAV Regional Workshop on Informal Economy, 28-29 July 2016, Zambia
Friday, July 15th, 2016

SATUCC in collaboration with ILO-ACTRAV will conduct a Regional Workshop  on Transitioning from the Informal to the Formal Economy under the theme: The Role of Trade Unions in the SADC Region. Targeting the SATUCC affiliates, this workshop will be held from 28-29 July 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia.


SATUCC newsletter Jan-June 2016, now out!
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

                The SATUCC Newsletter edition for January to June 2016 is now out. You can access it by clicking here


2016 SATUCC Intership Programme
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

SATUCC is this again offering a rare opportunity for young technical officers from its affiliates to be exposed to the work and activities of the SATUCC and the functioning of a tripartite social dialogue at sub-regional level (Southern Africa). This two week internship program intends to develop interns’ experience and skills in areas such as
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12th CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM IN MBABANE, SWAZILAND.
Saturday, May 28th, 2016

The Southern Africa Civil Society Forum (CSF) will be hosted for the 12th consecutive year in MBABANE, SWAZILAND FROM 14-18 AUGUST 2016 (inclusive of travel). The CSF will be held against the backdrop of increasing challenges facing the SADC region, including democratic deficits, youth unemployment, xenophobia, weakening social protection mechanisms, poor health delivery systems, selfcentred and captured political elite and
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SATUCC/RLF/UNHCR Capacity Building & Awareness Raising Workshop on Statelessness
Thursday, May 26th, 2016

From 11-12 July 2016, the Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC), the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in South Africa (RLF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Representation for Southern Africa (UNHCR ROSA), will hold a Regional Capacity Building & Awareness Raising Workshop on Statelessness in Southern Africa. Drawing participation from SATUCC affiliates, this
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SATUCC & affiliates set for 105th ILC
Thursday, May 26th, 2016

SATUCC and affiliates are set to participate at the 105th International Labour Conference (ILC) which starts from 30th May to 12 June 2016. Among the items on the agenda of the 105th ILC,  is Decent Work in Global Supply Chains which arose against the background and realization that global supply chains are increasingly becoming the dominant
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SATUCC 2016 LABOUR (MAY) DAY STATEMENT
Friday, April 29th, 2016

As we commemorate the Labour (May) Day this year on the 1st of May 2016, our SADC region faces one of the most severe droughts and hunger situations in the wake of worsening climate change conditions. Besides, several of our SADC countries are undergoing declining real economies, and unprecedented increases in unemployment. The vulnerable and
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SATUCC Holds Its 2016 Labour Symposium
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

The Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) held an Annual Labour Symposium in Gaborone, Botswana from 28th to 29th March 2016 under the theme: Trade unions strategies in promoting Decent Work in Global Supply Chains. This event brought together SATUCC and affiliate leadership, GUF’s coordinators, trade union researchers/educators, selected academia to discuss important thematic
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33rd Executive Council Meeting
Monday, March 7th, 2016

SATUCC will hold its 33rd Executive Council meeting on the 30th of March 2016 in Gaborone, Botswana. This Executive Council meeting will be preceded by the Annual Labour Symposium to be held from the 28 to 30 March 2015.


SATUCC Annual Labour Symposium, 28-30 March 2016, Gaborone, Botswana.
Monday, March 7th, 2016

The Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) will hold an Annual Labour Symposium in Gaborone, Botswana from 28th to 30th March 2016 under the theme: Trade unions strategies in promoting Decent Work in Global Supply Chains. This event will bring together SATUCC and affiliate leadership, GUF’s coordinators, trade union researchers/educators, selected academia to discuss
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Second Issue of SATUCC Bulletin Now Out!
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

The second issue for the online SATUCC newsletter called the SATUCC Bulletin, is now out. It is covering issues and developments from July to December 2015.


Researchers’ Seminar on Ratification & Implementation of SADC Employment & Labour Protocol, 8th to 9th December 2015, Gaborone, Botswana.
Thursday, November 5th, 2015

The Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) will host a Regional Seminar for Trade Union Researchers on Ratification & Implementation of SADC Employment & Labour Protocol. This seminar will be held from 8th to 9th December 2015, in Gaborone, Botswana. This seminar is a follow up to the researchers’ seminar on the same which
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12th COSATU Congress, 23-26 November 2015
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) will be convening its 12th national Congress scheduled on the 23rd – 26th November 2015, at Gallagher Conference Centre in Midrand, Gauteng Province of the Republic South Africa. The 12th National Congress will be convened under the main theme: “Unity and Cohesion of COSATU to advance the
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MALAWI: National campaign on Protocol launched by MCTU
Monday, August 24th, 2015

On the Thursday the 20th August 2015, SATUCC’s affiliate in Malawi, the Malawi Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) officially launched a national campaign on the ratification and implementation of SADC Protocol on Employment and Labour. This official launching took place  in the Capital City, Lilongwe. In attendance at this official launch of the campaign were
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SATUCC affiliates discuss Illicit Financial Flows from Africa
Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

The top leadership of Affiliates of SATUCC and representatives of civil society organizations in SADC region met at the Oasis Motel on 11th August 2015 to discuss the Illicit Financial Flows from Africa and Africa’s Transformation and Development. The meeting reached a consensus that inequality and tax evasion are growing in Africa, while the rich
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SATUCC newsletter revives
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

SATUCC newsletter has been revived! In 2014, the Southern Africa Trade Union Co-ordination Council (SATUCC) secretariat decided to revive the issuing of the SATUCC newsletter after being defunct for almost a decade. This was informed by the Strategic Plan (2013-2018) and Information and Communication Policy adopted during the SATUCC congress in August 2013 which among
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11th Civil Society Forum, 11-14 August 2015, Gaborone, Botswana.
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

The Southern African Civil Society Forum (CSF) is an annual event that brings together civil society organizations and trade unions from the SADC region to discuss critical issues concerning the region. Convened by the Regional Apex Alliance Partners namely: Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (FOCCISA), Southern Africa Trade Unions Coordinating Council (SATUCC) and
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BFTU/BOFEPUSU Statement Against Trade Dispute Bill
Saturday, July 11th, 2015

This is a joint Statement by the Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) and Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) as representatives of workers in Botswana expressing grave concerns against the Trade Disputes Bill (2015) and more particularly opposing to Sections 46 and 47 (of the Bill) that seek to incorporate more workers into 'essential services'
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13th African Meeting, Addis Ababa ,Ethiopia,30 November – 3 November 2015
Thursday, July 9th, 2015

The 13th African Regional Meeting will be held in Addis Ababa,Ethiopia,from Monday 30 November to Thursday 3 December 2015. The Meeting will bring together ILO's tripate constituents-goernments,employers and workers along with the polical,economic and social actors of the world of work in Africa,to adress the imperative of promoting an inclusive and job-rich growth through decent
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SEKRIMA and LLC officially join SATUCC
Thursday, May 28th, 2015

SATUCC now has two more affiliates namely: Sendika Kristianina Malagasy (SEKRIMA) and Lesotho Labour Congress (LLC). These two federations were officially incorporated into SATUCC following the the approval of their respective applications for affiliation by the SATUCC Executive Council meeting which was held on the 22nd of May 2015 in Gaborone, Botswana. The coming of
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SATUCC/STREET-NET joint inputs into 104 ILC agenda
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

As part of the preparation for the 104th International Labour Conference (ILC), Top representatives from the Southern Africa Trade Union Coordinating Council (SATUCC) and Street-Net International met in Gaborone, Botswana from 20th – 21st May 2015 to critically discuss the text of a proposed International Labour Organisation (ILO) Recommendation on “Transitions from Informal to Formal
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OTM officially launches Campaign on Protocol
Friday, May 22nd, 2015

On the 19 of May 2015, SATUCC’s affiliate in Mozambique, the Organizacao dos Trabalhadores de Mocambique-Central Sindical (OTM-CS) officially launched a national campaign on the ratification and implementation of SADC Protocol on Employment and Labour. This official launching took place  in Matola, Maputo Province of Mozambique on the sidelines of the Trade Union Seminar on Wage
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Study: Mapping of SADC policy instruments
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

In 2013, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Private Sector Forum (SPSF) and Southern African Trade Union Coordinating Council (SATUCC), with the technical and financial support from International Labour Organisation (ILO) (ACTEMP and ACTRAV), commissioned a research to map SADC Protocols, Declarations, Codes, Charters, Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and assess their impact on the Private
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SATUCC booklet on informal economy
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

In 2012, SATUCC published a booklet on Informal Economy, click here to access the booklet satucc_booklet_informaleconomy_study_Final_2012(1)


SATUCC Executive Council Meeting
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

SATUCC Executive Council Meeting to be held on the 22nd May 2015 in Gaborone ,Botswana. For more information,you may contact: The Executive Secretary Mr Austin Muneku Tel:+267 3901449 Email: austin.muneku@satucc.org      


The STREETNET/SATUCC Regional Preparatory Workshop on the 104th International Labour Conference 20-21 May 2015 Gaborone, Botswana
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

SATUCC in collaboration with STREETNET will hold a two days regional preparatory workshop under the theme “Transitions from Informal to Formal Economy”. This event brings together the top leadership from SATUCC and STREETNET affiliates to deliberate the agenda items on the 104th ILO International Labour Conference (ILC) and in particular the discussion towards a new
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SATUCC STATEMENT ON XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS AND VIOLENCE ON BLACK AFRICAN FOREIGNERS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

The Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) representing 19 national federations in 13 SADC countries with a combined membership of about 6 million working men and women strongly condemns the recent spate of xenophobic violent attacks targeting black African foreigners in South Africa. It is saddening that violence against black foreigners in South Africa
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104th Session of the International Labour Conference, 1-13 June 2015
Monday, May 4th, 2015

The 317th Session (March 2013) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Governing Body decided to place a standard-setting item on the agenda of the 103rd Session of the International Labour Conference (June 2014) on facilitating transitions from the informal to the formal economy under the double discussion procedure. This then entails that this item will
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Vacancy for Policy Analyst/Economist
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

SATUCC has a Vacancy for a Policy Analyst/ Economist tenable at the SATUCC secretariat only open to SADC citizens with trade union work experience. This is a senior position and de facto deputy Executive Secretary. For further details, please contact: Austin C. Muneku Executive Secretary Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council Plot 5071 Kabelo Way
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Regional Seminar of Trade Union Researchers on Ratification & Implementation of SADC Employment & Labour Protocol, 30th to 31st March 2015, Gaborone, Botswana.
Friday, March 6th, 2015

In light of the resolutions around the SADC Employment & Labour Protocol made during the 9th SATUCC Delegates Congress held in August 2013, SATUCC then launched a regional campaign on the ratification and implementation of the SADC Employment and Labour Protocol in Harare on the 28th July 2014. In August 2014, the SADC Protocol on
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2015 SATUCC Internship Programme for Young Trade Union Technocrats
Friday, February 6th, 2015

The Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) is this year again (2015) offering a rare opportunity for young technical officers from its affiliates to be exposed to the work and activities of the SATUCC and the functioning of a tripartite social dialogue at sub-regional level (Southern Africa).Internship PROGRAMME 2015


SATUCC’s Regional Campaign on SADC Protocol on Employment & Labour
Thursday, January 15th, 2015

On the 28th July 2014, in Harare, Zimbabwe, SATUCC launched a regional campaign on the ratification and implementation of the SADC Employment and Labour Protocol in Harare. This launching ceremony was attended by the top leaders drawn from SATUCC affiliates and other activists from the civil society organisations (CSOs) in the SADC region.Protocol campaign launch
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Zambia Congress of Trade Unions New Executive Board
Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The Zambian Congress of Trade Unions held its 14th Quadrennial Congress from 18th -21st December 2014,at New Fairmount Hotel in Livingstone.Elections were held and a new Executive Board was ushered into office. 1.Mr Nkole Chishimba             – President 2.Mr Newman Bubala              -1st Deputy President 3.Mr Manson Mtambo            -2nd Deputy President 4.Mr Cosmas Mukuka            -Secretary General 5.Mr
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Statement on Stoppage of Operations of TUCOSWA
Thursday, October 9th, 2014

The Southern African Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) representing 19 major federations in Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) with a combined membership of about 6 million working men and women strongly protest the decision by the Government of Swaziland to forthwith stop the operations of Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) and the employers federation
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SADC Protocol on Employment & Labour
Thursday, August 21st, 2014

The SADC Protocol on Employment & Labour was approved by SADC Council of Ministers last week and then signed by SADC Heads of State during their summit immediately thereafter. The next step is ratification by two thirds of the SADC Member States for the Protocol to enter into the implementation level. SADC EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR
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SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE UPCOMING 10th CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM
Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The Regional Apex Alliance partners consisting of the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (FOCCISA); Southern Africa Trade Unions Coordinating Council (SATUCC) and SADC Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (SADC-CNGO) wish to remind all stakeholders that the 10th Southern Africa Civil Society Forum will be held from 27th to 31st July 2014 at CRESTA LODGE, in HARARE, ZIMBABWE.


Pilot Project on Labour Market Information Systems (LMIS)-Social Dialogue Indicator
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

From 27th to 28th March 2014, SATUCC conducted a Trade Union Researchers’ Seminar on Labour Market Information Systems (LMIS) in Gaborone, Botswana. Following the outcome of this seminar, SATUCC has now embarked on a pilot project on Labour Market Information Systems (LMIS)-Social Dialogue Indicator initially covering four affiliates namely: OTM (Mozambique), ZaCTU (Zambia), ZiCTU (Zimbabwe)
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Regional Internship Programme for Young Trade Union Technocrats | August/September 2014
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

1.0. Introduction The Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) is offering a rare opportunity for young technical officers from its affiliates to be exposed to the work and activities of the SATUCC and the functioning of a tripartite social dialogue at sub-regional level (Southern Africa). This two week internship program intends to develop interns’
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