Media Invitation to NEHAWU 12th National Congress

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] will be holding its 12th National Congress under the theme “Strengthen workplace organisation to defend collective bargaining, deepen class consciousness and advance internationalism”  as from the 03rd – 06th November 2021 at Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, Gauteng.

The national congress is the highest decision-making body of the union and has powers to adopt new policies, resolutions and also elect new National Office Bearers [NOBs]. The congress will be attended by delegates drawn from all structures of the national union and will assess progress made in the implementation of its resolutions since the last congress that was held in 2017.

Our congress will be blessed by addresses from the Tripartite Alliance [ANC, SACP and COSATU] and international fraternal organisations [World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) and Trade Union International Public Service &Allied (TUI – PS&A).

On the first day [Wednesday] 3rd November 2021, the congress will be addressed by the following union and alliance leaders:

10:00am         :         Gauteng Premier, Cde David Makhura

11:30am        :         NEHAWU President, Cde Mzwandile Makwayiba

12:45pm        :         ANC President, Cde Cyril Ramaphosa

14:15pm        :         SACP General Secretary, Cde Blade Nzimande

15:00pm        :         NEHAWU General Secretary, Cde Zola Saphetha

Members of the media are invited to attend, cover and report on the important proceedings of the congress.


Issued by NEHAWU Secretariat

For further information, please contact: Lwazi Nkolonzi (Acting National Spokesperson) at 081 558 2335 or email: