Media Invitation to NEHAWU 12th National Congress

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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”  asfrom 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.

The congress will also adopt a reviewed medium-term strategy – the Strategic Policy Framework [SPF] and the (10) Ten Year-Plan of the national union post the 12th congress which maps a way forward for the national union.

The 12th Congress will represent a historic moment for NEHAWU, as the union will be launching a Book recording its history since its inception in 1987 and also it will be celebrating the Centenary of the Vanguard, the South African Communist Party (SACP) during the congress.

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).

 The 12th National Congress is scheduled as follows:

Date: 03 – 06 November 2021

Venue: Birchwood Hotel, 14 View Point Rd, Bartlett AH,


Members of the media are invited to attend, cover and report on the important proceedings of the congress. To confirm attendance, journalists are requested to send their responses to the Acting National Spokesperson – Lwazi Nkolonzi by email

The following information should be included in the confirmation reply for accreditation and logistical purposes:

·        Name and Surname

·        Name of Media Institution

·        Contact details [email and cell phone number]

Issued by NEHAWU Secretariat

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