The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] takes this opportunity to wish its reliable ally, the South African Students Congress [SASCO] a successful National General Council [NGC] to be held on 10th – 13th December 2021 at Coastal TVET College in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

The NGC will be held under the theme “Looking into the future – redefining the Post Schooling and Training Sector and the New Student; Celebrating 30 years of Unbroken Service”.

The NGC serves as a mid-term policy platform of SASCO and, as NEHAWU, we hope that this national platform of the giant students organisation will be characterised by in-depth and robust engagements on how best to reposition SASCO as a critical role player in the broader transformation of South Africa and post-schooling and training sector in particular in advancing student’s struggles and dismantling barriers besetting this band.

As NEHAWU, we are looking forward to the discussions and the way forward on pertinent issues affecting students across the post-schooling and training band including amongst others; Financial and Academic Exclusion of Students, National Students Financial Aid Scheme [NFSAS] Funding, Investment in the Historical Disadvantage Universities, Provision of quality teaching and learning, Investment in Research and Innovation and Curriculum and Skills Development imperatives.

Lastly, the task of transforming the higher education sector remains a critical priority in the holistic transformational project of the country and as such the national union will continue to work closely with SASCO in taking forward the Student-Worker Alliance with an objective of transforming the higher education landscape and changing the current form of the National Democratic Revolution (NDR) in the interest of the working class.

In this regard, NEHAWU wishes SASCO a successful and resounding National General Council.


Issued by NEHAWU Secretariat

Zola Saphetha (General Secretary)  082 558 5968; 

December Mavuso (Deputy General Secretary) at 082 558 5969; 

Lwazi Nkolonzi (NEHAWU National Spokesperson) at 081 558 2335 or email: