Our Presiding Officers

President Godfrey Selematsela & Deputy President Martle Keyter


FEDUSA’s establishment is very closely related to the fact that a growing number of employees from all walks of life felt the need for a much stronger, party-politically independent, non racial and stable trade union federation with unions who can advance the interests of employees and of the economy of South Africa in an independent and responsible manner.


A major change in the South African trade union balance took place with the establishment of a new trade union federation with over 515 000 members. The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) was established on 1 April 1997 by the amalgamation of two federations, namely Federation of South African Labour Unions (FEDSAL) and Federation of Organisations Representing Civil Employees (FORCE).

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PSA and Fedusa team up for looming Home Affairs strike

Deputy General Secretary Riefdah Ajam, shares her views on Trade union FEDUSA has signing the national minimum wage agreement and says it’s a step in the right direction towards eliminating poverty. FEDUSA says it hopes the national minimum wage will go ahead as planned, despite some unions not signing the agreement.

The country’s biggest trade union federations are taking their fight to government. Both Cosatu and Fedusa are planning countrywide peaceful protests from Monday. eNCA’s Siphamandla Goge shares more details.