The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] as a union organising in the healthcare sector will join millions of nurses across the world in celebrating the International Nurses Day which is celebrated annually. 

NEHAWU will host an International Nurses Day celebration on Friday, 10th May under the theme “NHI now to free nurses of the psychosocial traumas of the two tier healthcare system”.

The aim of the celebration is to recognise and appreciate the critical role of nurses as the backbone of the healthcare system and the important role they play in promoting health and wellbeing of our people.

Equally, the celebration will focus on the conditions within which nurses’ work under as primary caregivers, the role of nurses in the roll-out of the National Health Insurance [NHI] at the critical point of medical care and the transformation of the nursing fraternity. 

The event will be addressed by Speakers from the following organisations: 

  • NEHAWU President, Cde Mike Shingange
  • Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla
  • South African Nursing Council 
  • Gauteng Department of Health MEC, Nomantu Ralehoko
  • Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council [PSCBC] 

Details of the International Nurses Day Celebration: 

Date: Friday May 10, 2024

Time: 10H00 

Venue: Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital

Members of the media are encouraged to attend and to cover the International Nurses Day celebration. For more information contact: NEHAWU National Spokesperson, Lwazi Nkolonzi at 081 558 2335 or email