In November last year Chris Dlamini passed away. He was a founding first deputy president of Cosatu. In the 1970s he worked for Kelloggs in Springs and joined the Food and Allied Workers Union. He was a shop steward from 1979 until 1994 and Fawu’s president from 1979 to 1993. As president of Fosatu from 1981 to 1985 he played a crucial role in the formation of Cosatu. Here are some excerpts from an interview in 2009.