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DENOSA to hold its 8th  National Congress in Durban between 13 and 15 March 2019 


Wednesday, 06 March 2019  

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) will be holding its 8th National Congress at the Olive Convention Centre in Durban from 13 to 15 March 2019 under the theme: Revitilizing Organisational Unity and Cohesion to Advance Member Servicing. 

The congress will be attended by more than 600 delegates, which are nurses from across the country, who will deliberate on pertinent nursing issues in the country, namely the severe shortage of staff, poor working conditions, lack of safety in the workplace, shortage of resources and equipment, lack of continuous professional development opportunities as well as non-payment of health workers among many others.  

State President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will address the congress on Day One (13 March). Minister of Public Service and Administration, as the employer of government, Ayanda Dlodlo, will address the congress as well (day to be confirmed). To welcome the delegates to Durban will be the Executive Mayor of eThekwini, Zandile Gumede.  

On Day Two, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer from the National Department of Health, Dr Nonhlanhla Makhanya, will address the congress on nursing matters in the country. CEO and Registrar from the South African Nursing Council (SANC), Sizo Mchunu, will present the latest developments from the regulatory body.

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend days one (all day), two (from the morning until lunch-time) and three (after 12h00) of the congress. On Day Three, the congress will announce the newly-elected leadership that will lead the term until 2022 as well as the congress declaration before closure. 

The details of the congress are as follows:   

DATE: 13-15 March 2019 

VENUE: Olive Convention Centre, Durban    

CONTACT PERSON: Sibongiseni Delihlazo: 072 584 4175 


Reneilwe Maluleke: 065 964 6615  


Issued by the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) 

For more information, contact:

Sibongiseni Delihlazo, DENOSA Communications Manager 

Mobile: 072 584 4175 


Facebook: DENOSA National Page