Denosa wants Motsoaledi’s intervention in nursing students’ protest

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The nurses union, Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) has again called on Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to intervene and resolve the protest by student nurses over non-delivery of books.

Student nurses at Ann Latsky Nursing College in Johannesburg are protesting over the non-delivery of books four months into the academic year.

Denosa says the students have been locked out of the college premises. It says that 2017 students only received their books in September, a month before they were due to sit for their final exams.

Denosa’s Gauteng Secretary Dimakatso Sebopa says, “In our engagement we have been told consistently those students are provided with such material which is not true. Students are correct to demand that they be provided with such material. That is why we think probably the government will start acting because their representatives in other forum are obviously not truthfully and honest.”