Union organiser

Theo Steele

“While I was living in KwaZulu-Natal we started a community project where everyone would club together and contribute R50 towards a kitty. We would go to the vegetable market, buy a truckload of vegetables and share them. Without that communal effort we would not have survived.”

Theo Steele has been active in union structures for most of her working life and currently heads trade-union federation Cosatu’s organisations department in Johannesburg. She is passionate about solidarity and planning campaigns.