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The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, has addressed the Informal Economy Conference on 2 December 2011 in Cape Town. To read the full speech, refer to www.ngopulse.org/resource/address-zwelinzima-vavi-informal-economy-conference.
Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, 20 June 2011 Programme Director Chairperson Prof Alfred Nevhutanda CEO Prof Vevek Ram Chairperson of National Lotteries Board, Namibia MEC, Arts and Culture, Eastern Cape Chairperson of the Lottery Operators, Prof Bongani Khumalo Members of the Distributing Agencies Delegates to this Indaba
10 February 2011 Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly, Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces; Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Deputy Chairperson of the NCOP; Deputy President of the Republic, Honourable Kgalema Motlanthe; Former President Thabo Mbeki, Former Deputy President FW De Klerk, Former Deputy President Baleka Mbete, Honourable Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, and all esteemed members of the Judiciary;
You can’t have an MEC sitting in jail (an ANC chairpersonto boot) in the company of strangers In the company of strangers to the truth and quite economical with it too (he in for fraud and the like) You can’t have an MEC sitting in jail the first of its kind (can it really happen here) You can’t have an MEC sitting in jail John Block out there from the Northern Cape You can’t have an MEC sitting in jail
You can’t have an MEC sitting in jail (an ANC chairpersonto boot) in the company of strangers In the company of strangers to the truth and quite economical with it too (he in for fraud and the like) You can’t have an MEC sitting in jail the first of its kind (can it really happen here) You can’t have an MEC sitting in jail John Block out there from the Northern Cape You can’t have an MEC sitting in jail
Don’t go flirting around breaking my heart with your little bit on the side Don’t go flirting around when we are in a relationship (bonded by time-past) Don’t go flirting around HIV-AIDS is with us as is the abuse of women and children too Don’t go flirting around the rules apply regardless girls in pink, boys blue Don’t go flirting around the traditional order is
We did not realise it would make such an impression in our post-apartheid era (where infant mortality is high) We did not realise confess the students who black-bagged an apartheid-past figure (did a revolution transpire) An apartheid-past figure large as life all statuesque not yet rubbished by far out here in the windy colony (does your tax-dollar sustain it) We did not realise apartheid is with usstill bagged and unbagged
Doing the one (at a time) protecting our morality and our morals too is suddenly fashionable Doing the one (at a time) one wife one husband one husband one wife Doing the one (at a time) one boyfriend one girlfriend one girlfriend one boyfriend Doing the one (at a time) one emperor one wife one wife one emperor (one president one man too) Doing the one (at a time) one South Africa one nation one Azania one nation
He would lament at the plight of the black man the black person He would lament a voice silenced the late Steve Biko apartheid-murdered some 33 years ago He would lament a Namibiathat forgot Anton Lubowski apartheid-murdered some 21 years ago He would lament role models too few a brawl in Khayelitsha at a meeting is what we have on offer He would lament (onehopes) at the plight of the black woman too
I’ll try to be slow (girls and boys) says a bureaucrat dumbing us down on my afternoon radio I’ll try to be slow coming over like some tender proposal on a steamy date (Motown-style) I’ll try to be slow for your benefit like we all take our own African time I’ll try to be slow Freudian in its meaning to myself anyway in my native intellect (Nothing premature and the pushing of ceremonial buttons Plato-style)

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