DENOSA to hold a virtual National Day of Prayer for nurses on 20 August

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) will hold a two-hour virtual national day of prayer for nurses on Thursday 20 August to give spiritual support to frontline caregivers who are on the coalface fighting COVID-19, and many of whom have been affected greatly both emotionally and psychologically.

The prayer session is scheduled to take place between 10h00 and 12h30 on 20 August, and will see nurse leaders giving South African and international perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on nurses and the profession so far. The session will also hear government’s plan for nurses post-COVID-19, to be given by South Africa’s Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Dr Nonhlanhla Makhanya, from the National Department of Health.

More than 27 000 healthcare workers have been infected by the virus in the line of duty in South Africa alone, while more than 180 have succumbed already. As the country reached the greatest pick, frontline caregivers had to contend with the world’s most devastating pandemic, which added the burden to the already shortage of staff in the country’s healthcare facilities.

Since the pandemic hit the South African shores, the country has experienced a cumulative total of more than 587 300 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and more than 11 800 COVID-19 related deaths.

Members of the media are cordially invited to cover the virtual prayer, whose details are as follow:

EVENT PLATFORM: ZOOM (and to be streamed live on DENOSA Facebook and Youtube (DENOSA Channel) platforms).

DATE: Thursday, 20 August 2020

TIME: 10h00 – 12h00

MEETING ID: 921 3848 2941

PASSWORD: 590140

MEDIA CONTACT PERSON: Sibongiseni Delihlazo, DENOSA Communications Manager

CELL: 072 584 4175

Attached is the full programme for the event.


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

For more information, contact:

Thandeka Msibi, DENOSA 2nd Deputy President

Cell: 082 328 9845  

Tel: 012 343 2315