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Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa

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Members  72,000
Office location  Pretoria, South Africa
Affiliation  COSATU, ICN
Country  South Africa
Full name  Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa
Key people  Simon Hlungwani, president Thembeka Gwagwa, general secretary

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".



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

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.

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).

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


The following list is of the national leadership:

  • 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.

  • 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
  • References

    Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa Wikipedia

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