DENOSA National Learner Movement Chairperson, cde Tshepo Monoketsi, addresses the Mpumalanga Provincial Learner Movement Congress in Nelspruit. He touched on a number of issues:
He welcomes the affiliation of Haiti into African Union, and calls on all other countries of African origin in the diaspora to also come back home to build Africa.
Destruction of institutions of higher learning, and warns students that the new university in Mpumalanga maybe next in line if nothing is done.
He applauds the decision made by SABC COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, not to broadcast any destruction of property as part of SABC news as that is not in line with developmental journalism.
'A question needs t beasked: What has happened to us. Why do we destroy property when we don't want to belong to a certain municipality?"
Scourge of Bursarisation of nursing education that is spreading to all provinces.
He also said it is time nurses don't applaud at everything that the Minister of Health says."
He especially said in no mixed words of the two MEC of health, who are doctors by profession: "MEC of Free State, who is a doctor by profession; and MEC of Health, who is also a doctor by profession; those two MECs are taking their departments to the cleaners!"
He urges students to become activists. "The non absoption of community service nurses in Free State, North West and everywhere else in the country is going to affect you."
He makes a call to nurses to withdraw their labour if they are forced to work overtime. On the safety of nurses, he says nurses can no longer allow to work under conditions where they have guns on their heads and some have knives on their necks while working because of lack of safety.
"Remove Motsoaledi, because clearly he is not a minister of health, but minister of HIV and AIDS. We say, install a nurse there; by the way nurses are good administrators."