VAVi

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VAVi[not an acronym] (sports and social club; San Diego, CA)
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According to the publishers, Zwelinzima Vavi (COSATU General Secretary) was invited to debate these views as a member of a panel discussion held at last year's Cape Town Book Fair, but didn't respond.
Zwelinzima Vavi, general secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, called Kunene's flaunting "spitting in the face of the poor and insulting their integrity."
Event Two (Under 16) - Vavi Manichuk, Laura Grocock, Christopher Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence, Joe Holdsworth.
Zwelinzima Vavi, Cosatu's general secretary, said that the federation had not wanted a strike and had recommended civil servants accept the government's offer.
COSATU General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, stated that "we will not agree to de-unionise the military" and that they "would challenge this in court".
Modular and relocatable variable air volume (VAVI diffuser terminals or passive air diffusers provide increased occupant comfort and individual control of air volume.
He has a reputation as a populist and a champion of the poor against an "unfeeling government." Zwelinzima Vavi, the general secretary of the ANC, who had been a major force behind Zuma's campaign to replace Mbeki at the organization's helm, has called the government's responsible and generally market-oriented course, which has served South Africa exceptionally well, "this flirtation with neo-liberal policies that have been absolutely disastrous for our development."
As COSATU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi (2005) noted, "we [have] won democratic space within which to operate, underpinned by a progressive Constitution." The strength of union organization also helps to explain the considerable success unions have had in acquiring collective bargaining institutions, as will be described below.
COSATU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi complains of the "deepening unemployment crisis and massive inequalities growing at catastrophic proportions" and argues that "the interventions made by the democratic government have failed to stem the characteristics of the apartheid economy."
This man was Zwelinzima Vavi, the general secretary of Cosatu, South Africa's largest labor federation and the backbone of the "Revolutionary Alliance" that brought the African National Congress to power--and that keeps it there.
On 1 February, COSATU's national secretary Zwelinzima Vavi called the strike "illegal" and said that a few "agents provocateurs" were to blame.