Ramaphosa also asked them to back land reform, saying it would be to the benefit of the whole country.
"I think what we did was to restore confidence in the minds and the hearts of South Africans."
Cyril Ramaphosa joins a long list of presidents taking a cut in salary...
Cosatu still has a number of issues it is unhappy with the ANC about.
Cyril Ramaphosa initially appointed Judge Kate O’Regan, but the suspended Sars commissioner's legal team alleged a conflict of interest.
The death toll at the mine has risen to seven following initial reports that four workers had passed away.
"We were unpleasantly surprised... that the state president has courted the... EFF to nicodemusly go and apologise to [the widows]," says AMCU's president.
More businesses are launching and growing than a year ago, partly because of the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as president, says one expert.
Ramaphosa has ordered a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to look into allegations of corruption at Eskom and Transnet.
Ramaphosa met with Zimbabwean president during his visit which formed part of a long-standing tradition in the SADC region, whereby newly elected heads of state pay courtesy calls to the neighbouring countries.