DENOSA's 2nd Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting at Arcadia Hotel in Pretoria on 21 February. The meeting is a three-day meeting, comprising members of the NEC, PECs, Regional Chairpersons and Secretaries as well as at least one student leader from each province in addition to the three national leaders of the student movement.
Day One kicked off with the address from DENOSA President, Simon Hlungwani, who in his Political Report called for unity and cohesion for the organisation in order to advance the interest of members.
The CEC's theme is: Strengthening Unity and Cohesion in the organisation for optimal member servicing.
Hlungwani touched on a number of issues which could affect how efficient the organisation becomes.
He said one of the mistakes that happened this term was failure to demobilise soon after the 7th National Congress, which entailed that factionalism often derailed the fast progress by the organisation.
On the 4th Industrial Revolution, he said: "We must adjust as a profession to ensure we do not remain behind." He urges the CEC to ensure that it comes out with clear res...olutions in the commissions, because as the BRICS block we are lagging far behind.
Regional politics have been interesting in tecently: the slave trade in Lybia, developments in Kenya and the soft coupt in Zimbabwe, which, thankfully, was managed well as failure to do so could have had negative effects in South Africa.
He says the geopolitics has seen the right-wing type politics wherein the US, President Donald Trump has found it appropriate to call African countries by derogatory names.