If the ANC drops the ball on the call for a reconfigured alliance, Cosatu will exit the partnership. The federation wants its alliance with the SA Communist Party and the ANC to allow for equal treatment of all partners and consultation over government policy and appointments. Cosatu said the alliance is dysfunctional, paralysed, incoherent and divided, while its other components have become useful to the ANC mainly for election campaigns. Cosatu delegates resolved at the organisation’s national congress in Midrand this week that if the ANC continues to make decisions about government policies and deployments without consulting its alliance partners, the workers will seek a new political home that is socialist orientated. The political resolutions were concluded on Wednesday. The alliance is not a "permanent" relationship that binds them to continue supporting the party, Cosatu affiliates said. Business Day understands that the hardline position taken at the congress was first discu...

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