Celebrating 25 years of uniting nurses


On 21 March 2023, DENOSA issued a correspondence [MSD 3 OF 2023].  The correspondence was seeking a mandate from members and structures whether DENOSA should sign the Final Offer of 7.5% tabled by the State [Employer] in the Public Service and Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC).  The correspondence further dissected the 7.5%, giving the real increase … Read more

DENOSA and nurses to welcome home the return of remains of one of the Group of 20 SA Nurses who assisted post-independent Tanzania’s healthcare system at OR Tambo on Human Rights Day (21 March).

PRETORIA – The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) will be amongst nurses of all ages at OR Tambo International Airport and Chief Stuurman International Airport in Gqebera respectively on 21 and 22 March to welcome home the remains of one of the nursing stalwarts who were amongst the so-termed ‘Group of 20 Nurses’ … Read more

Update on 2023/24 wage talks at PSCBC

Dear DENOSA member. As reported previously that DENOSA and other unions had entered into a Settlement Agreement that made them to return to PSCBC to enter discussions on 2023/24 wage negotiations, please be informed that, at the Special Council meeting that was held on 17 March 2023, the employer presented an offer of a pensionable … Read more

Update on 2022/23 outstanding wage talks at PSCBC.

As the public sector trade union that is admitted at the PSCBC, DENOSA (SAMATU, SAEPU and PAWUSA), which had boycotted the 2023/24 wage negotiations while the 2022/23 negotiations had not been concluded finally reached an agreement with the employer to include the outstanding 2022/23 negotiation issues into the 2023/24 talks. The agreement between the parties … Read more


African nurses’ organisations five-day training in Pretoria seeks to bring a chair for nurses at various policy-making tables…’  PRETORIA – National Nurses Associations (NNAs) from the African region commenced their five-day training on the International Council of Nurses’ (ICN) Leadership For Change programme on February in Pretoria, which seeks to capacitate leaders of the nursing … Read more

Public Sector unions picket in Parliament and National Treasury offices ahead of Austerity Budget Speech   

 Public Sector unions held two pickets outside the makeshift Parliament at the Cape Town City Hall in Cape Town as well as outside the National Treasury offices in Pretoria respectively on Wednesday ahead of the delivery of the Austerity Budget by Finance Minister, Enoch Godongwane.  Workers made their voices heard on the day as hundreds … Read more

Public sector unions to brief the media on next course of action on public sector wage talks debacle

MEDIA ALERT Tuesday, 14 February 2023 The public sector trade unions at the Public Sector Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) will convene a media briefing at the PSCBC offices at 11h00 on Thursday 16th February 2023, where they will be making an announcement on the joint unions’ next cause of action following the failure by government … Read more

DENOSA NEC meeting reconvenes in Pretoria.

DENOSA’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting has reconvened at the DENOSA Head Offices in Pretoria on Thursday 9 February 2023, where it is due to conclude its business after it adjourned in December due to many programmes that needed its attention. The NEC is the highest decision-making structure of DENOSA in-between congresses and its role … Read more