KwaZulu-Natal received a special trophy as the best performing province on recruitment for the year 2012 at the three-day NEC meeting held at the DENOSA head office in Pretoria, which started on 05 April.
Accepting the trophy from DENOSA president Dorothy Matebeni on behalf of the province was the KZN delegation at the NEC meeting: Cassim Lekhoathi (provincial secretary), Sibonelo Cele (deputy provincial chairperson) accompanied by DENOSA second deputy president, Thandeka Msibi.
The province achieved 13% increase in its membership for the year, followed by the Eastern Cape with 9.3%. KZN recruited 2170 new members between January and December 2012, while the Eastern Cape recruited 1096 new members to its ranks.
“The KZN team deserves the trophy for their hard work, which I can attest to. They worked tirelessly, and would not stop working until 23h00 late at night, only to resume work early the following day,” says Msibi.
DENOSA provincial deputy chairperson said while the province has achieved this milestone, they need to work even harder. “Yes, we have recruited more members, which has increased our share of nurse population in the province. But this also calls for an increased service, and we will work around the clock to ensure that servicing of members is up to a satisfactory level across the province.”
The NEC also noted that both Eastern Cape and Gauteng provinces had consistently remained within the target that they were given from the beginning of the year until the end. The trophy was won by Limpopo last year for recruiting more members in 2011.
DENOSA would like to congratulate the province of KwaZulu-Natal for the job well-done.