Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa

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DENOSA
Denosa logo.png
Full name Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa
Members 72,000
Affiliation COSATU, ICN
Key people Simon Hlungwani, president
Thembeka Gwagwa, general secretary[1]
Office location Pretoria, South Africa
Country South Africa
Website www.denosa.org.za

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) is a trade union in South Africa that describes itself as "a voluntary organisation for South African nurses and midwifery professionals".[2]

History[edit]

DENOSA was established in its current form on 5 December 1996.[3]

DENOSA is an affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and became a full member of the International Council of Nurses on 15 June 1997. The union suspended its participation in the leadership structures of COSATU on 10 November 2014 as a result of the federations expulsion of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) on 7 November 2014.[4]

At its 2010 congress, DENOSA passed a resolution that the DENOSA National Executive Committee should proceed with the merger with the South African Democratic Nurses' Union (SADNU).[3]

DENOSA has set up numerous projects with the aim of improving healthcare in South Africa. These mainly consist of workshops to educate nurses on HIV/AIDS and multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis[5]

Leadership[edit]

The following list is of the national leadership:[1]

  • President: Simon Hlungwani
  • 1st Deputy President: Letsatsi Modise
  • 2nd Deputy President: Thandeka Msibi
  • National Treasurer: Cookie Nkambule
  • General Secretary: Thembeka Gwagwa
  • Second Deputy General Secretary: Operations David Makhombe
  • Second Deputy General Secretary: Member-Service Madithapo Masemola

The following list is of the Provincial Chairpersons.[1]

  • Eastern Cape: Lulekwa Nhlebi
  • Free State: Thibogang Thole
  • Gauteng: Simphiwe Gada
  • KwaZulu-Natal: Sibonelo Cele
  • Limpopo: Alfred Mpoo Makoana
  • Mpumalanga: Mzwandile Shongwe
  • North West: Fina Regina Setshedi
  • Northern Cape: Martin Taolo
  • Western Cape: Barbara Ruiters

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Leadership". Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa. DENOSA. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Membership". Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa. DENOSA. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "About". Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa. DENOSA. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "More unions quit Cosatu's exec body". fin24. 24.com. 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Projects". Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa. DENOSA. Retrieved 10 November 2014.