Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa
DENOSA is a voluntary organisation for nurses and nursing in South Africa. DENOSA protects, promotes, develops, empowers and supports nurses and midwives/accoucheurs, to the benefit of nursing and health for all.
Health Systems Trust
DENOSA STRATEGIC CONSULTATION - 17 and 18 March 2008
The South African Nursing Council has asked the government to impose an export tariff on nurses who want to work abroad. The move coincides with an alarming increase in nurses moving overseas - recruited by foreign agencies offering large salaries and the chance to escape dismal local working conditions. It also follows news that foreign nurses are being lured to South Africa by a private hospital group with the promise of free bush safaris. The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa, a trade union, is calling for urgent pay increases for local nurses. But it says it will defend the right of nurses to go overseas because freedom of movement is their constitutional right. (Source: Sunday Times, 9 September 2001)