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1st Elijah Barayi MemorialLecture delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa

Hosted by the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Data and Digital Communication (CDDC) and the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development (SARChI-ID), in collaboration with the Department of Employment and Labour, a celebration marking 30 years of democracy will feature President Cyril Ramaphosa paying tribute to workers’ struggles, with a special focus on the role and legacy of Elijah Barayi – one of the founding leaders of both the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).