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WHAT IS DITSELA?

Ditsela is a Labour Institute, set up in 1996 as a joint project by the two largest Trade Union Federations, COSATU & FEDUSA. It is a result of a positive response by the democratic government to the demands made by the trade unions to control their own education. NACTU later

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To be a Global Centre of Excellence in Workers Education

DITSELA aims to:

•Promote the unity and solidarity of the working class locally, on the continent and globally
•Promote the traditional union values of democracy, collectivism, socio – economic justice and equality
•Raise the profile

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Whilst Development Institute forTraining, Suppot & Education for Labour, "Ditsela"Educators Conference was underway, on the sidelines workers shared their perceptives on how can Trade Union movement enhance popular education for the benefit of the working class.



The National Education Programme is designed to help build and strengthen trade union organisations through innovative and creative programmes with a sustained duration, combining structured contact learning hours, field work and short topical seminar series as a response to the multidimensional...

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Tata,your moral and physical courage inspires us
They say you we stubborn and we say “determined”
Your love for humanity propels us
They say saint and we say, “He was in touch with his Godly side”
Your sacrifice for us humbles us
They say hero and we say, “Yes amongst Obotes, Lumumbas and Machles

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​”...Without a sense of identity, there can be no real struggle…”

Paulo Freire,Pedagogy of the Oppressed

COSATU has been participating in DITSELA Educators’ Conference, how can we cement workers’ education provision in the current conjuncture?

Members and leaders in the Federation must

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South African Trade Unions

FEDUSA
COSATU
NACTU
DENOSA
IBSA
CWU
- Communication Workers Union
IMATU- Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union
MISA
NATU
NEHAWU
- National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union
NUM- National Union of Mineworkers
NUMSA- National Union of

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This is a joint initiative by Ditsela,The Sociology of Work Institute (SWOP) and the South African Labour Bulletin (SALB). The seminars are aimed at stimulating discussion, debate and sharing ideas on contemporary issues from a workers’ education perspective...

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The National Education Programme is designed to help build and strengthen trade union organisations through innovative and creative programmes with a sustained duration, combining structured contact learning hours, field work and short topical seminar series as a...

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Trade Union Practices Qualification (TUPQ)

 


Strategic Priority:
The National Education Programme is designed to help build and strengthen union organisation through innovative and creative responses to the challenges facing the labour movement..
This work is underpinned by the strategic objectives of consolidating the existing education

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The Network Programme aims to build on our currentcollaboration and build new partnershipsto promote and advance workers education locally and globally Ditsela has always collaborated with organisations and individuals committed to strengthening the labour movement nationally and internationally.

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The newly established RIOD unit will:

•Engage with education policy and practice from a worker’s perspective
•Manage knowledge and information including resources across all the dimensions of the organisation
•Quality assurance in the form of research, monitoring, evaluation and assessment to

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Support Programme
Strategic Priority:

The Key Focus of the Support Programme in 2013 is to respond to federations’ and unions’ support needsthrough targeted, proactive support for underresourced unions and those working in vulnerable sectors.To accommodate the increasing demand for strategic...

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Establishing this Further Education Certificate in Trade Union Practices (FETC: TUP) was not an easy task and represents the hard work and dedication of Ditsela and its partners over the last two years This learnership began to take form in 2005 through a consultative study into the feasibility of...

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After a long and frustrating wait accompanied by uncertainty especially for the staff members, Ditsela is happy to announce that it was given a leader, an Executive Director, Miss Fundisile Nzimande. Comrade Fundi, as she’s affectionately known, started at Ditsela on the 3rd of January 2013. 

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