- Ranjeni Munusamy
Cosatu ended a four-day congress on Thursday with not much clarity on its future than at the start of the week. Its top set of leaders was re-elected, with only one new face filing the vacancy that was created when Zwelinzima Vavi was dismissed. There was some hard talk to drill home the message Cosatu did not want Vavi or metalworkers union Numsa back in the fold, but the voting figures told another story. Cosatu continued to drum out the same old rhetoric and aired the same grievances. Meanwhile the ground continues to shift and Cosatu continues to be left behind. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.