While at school he was a member of Sansco. He was the one who negotiated a merger between Sansco and Numsa. He was also a Cosas activist.
He has served two terms as the deputy secretary of the SACP (provincially) and is on the tender board of the Eastern Cape social-economic council.
1968 Date of birth
1991 Employed at Firestone Tyre company
1993 Elected as a full-time shop steward
2000 Elected regional secretary
2008 Elected general secretary
2012 Re-elected general secretary