Celebrating 25 years of uniting nurses


DENOSA had the absolute honour to host our fellow neighbouring nursing organisation from Lesotho, the Lesotho Nurses Association (LNA) at the DENOSA head offices in Pretoria on Friday 25 November.  The delegation from LNA visited DENOSA as part of the association’s study tour and benchmarking.  DENOSA President, Simon Hlungwani, Deputy General Secretary for Member Service, … Read more

16 Days of Activism: DENOSA Gender calls for alignment of SA laws to observe Convention 190 of ILO. 

Media statement  Friday, 25 November 2022  PRETORIA – As today marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism For No Violence Against Women and Children, which will run until 10 December 2022, the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa’s (DENOSA) National Gender Structure notes with sadness that women and children still suffer and fall … Read more

Public service unions give National Treasury seven days to respond to their demands 

Thousands of public servants under three trade union federations, COSATU, FEDUSA and SAFTU, took to the streets and painted the cities in eight provinces red where memoranda of demands were handed over to various government offices over the unhappiness of workers with the 3% that the government has offered to workers.  The Western Cape day … Read more


The correspondence dated 29 October 2022 bears a reference.  PSCBC held the conciliation process between employer and labour from 31 October to 1 November 2022 in an attempt to resolve the dispute on public sector salary negotiations.  After the two-day marathon, employer still remained at 3%.  Therefore, the dispute remains unresolved. On 1 November 2022, … Read more

Collapse of salary negotiations in the public service and update on the dispute process. 

Media Statement  Monday, 24 October 2022  The Joint Mandating Committee (JMC) of COSATU, who command the majority status at the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) wish to update its members on the state of affairs on the collapse of salary negotiations in the public service.  This media statement is released to shed some light … Read more

DENOSA North-West calls for tough justice for the brutal killer of a nurse in Schweizer Reneke 

Media statement   Tuesday, 18 October 2022  MAHIKENG – The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in North-West is saddened that yet another nurse has been lost to the public service after she was raped and killed brutally in her place of residence in Schweizer Reneke on the night of 12 October in yet another … Read more

DENOSA Limpopo statement on attack and harassment of a nurse at Burgersfort Clinic. 

Media Statement. Thursday, 13 October 2022. POLOKWANE – The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Limpopo seriously condemns the recent incident of harassment and attack of a nurse at Burgersfort Clinic, in the Sekhukhune District, which is circulating on social media platforms, after a woman arrived and delivered outside the clinic before the … Read more

WCEA partners with MDI to launch 9 new online management programmes for managers in Sub-Saharan Africa 

In its ongoing efforts to capacitate nurses and midwives from Sub-Saharan Africa into better clinicians and managers of healthcare facilities, the World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA) has partnered with the Management Development Institute (MDI) at the Global Business School Network (GBSN) to launch 9 new online management programmes designed to equip frontline healthcare workers in … Read more


This serves to advise the members and structures of Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) that the negotiations have reached the dispute level. On 6 October 2022, DENOSA and other COSATU unions filed for the joint dispute referral at Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC). This application will invoke the conciliation process in PSCBC.  … Read more