DENOSA in Mpumalanga hosted Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union (SWADNU) in Nelspruit on Saturday 25 June in a twining programme between the two organisations, where they learn from each other on a number of issues.
The programme was held at KaMagugu Stadium in Nelspruit, where both organisations played each other in soccer and netball. More than 50 nurses from Swaziland, led by the organisation’s General Secretary, Sibusiso Lushaba, and regional leaders were bussed from the country to South Africa were experiences and information about both organisations were shared, with the commonality between the two organisation being that they both started as nurses associations in their countries until they saw the need to transform and represent nurses holistically, as both professionals and workers.
DENOSA President, Simon Hlungwani, led more than 50 DENOSA nurses in receiving the guests at the stadium, accompanied by Provincial Chairperson, Mzwandile Shongwe, and regional leaders. As a symbol of true friendship, both sides greeted each other revolutionary songs.
In Netball, Swaziland ladies won by 9-8 against Denosa leadies. They took home a trophy and medals. In Soccer, DENOSA won 6-5 on penalties, after the game ended 1-1 on regulation time. They too received a trophy and medals. Both organisations committed to doing a follow-up programme soon, as a way to also strengthen the relationship between the two organisations and its members.