Communication Workers Union (South Africa)

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is a trade union representing ICT and postal workers in South Africa.

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Full nameCommunication Workers Union
Key peopleClyde Mervin (president)
Aubrey Tshabalal (general secretary)
Office location222 Smit Street, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2001
CountrySouth Africa

The union was founded in May 1996, when the Post and Telecommunication Workers' Association (POTWA) merged with two small staff associations: the Post Office Employees' Association, and the South African Post Telecommunication Employees' Association. Like POTWA, the union affiliated to the Congress of South African Trade Unions. While the leaders of POTWA were expected to win election to the leadership of the merged union, instead a rival slate of POTWA members won the initial elections, led by president Tlhalefang Sekano.[1]

General SecretariesEdit

1999: Seleboho Kiti
2004: Macvicar Dyasopu
2017: Aubrey Tshabalal


  1. ^ Horwitz, Robert (2006). Communication and Democratic Reform in South Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521030977.