Support Programme 2013

Support Programme Strategic Priority:

The Key Focus of the Support Programme in 2013 is to respond to federations’ and unions’ support needs through targeted, proactive support for underresourced unions and those working in vulnerable sectors. To accommodate the increasing demand for strategic support we have scheduledSupport Weeks. This ensures systematic planning and the response to as many support requests as possible.

Support Weeks
Support Week 1 11 - 15 February 2013
Support Week 2 04 - 08 March 2013
Support Week 3 15 - 19 April 2013
Support Week 4 20 - 24 May 2013
Support Week 5 24 - 28 June 2013
Support Week 6 22 - 26 July 2013
Support Week 7 28 October - 01 November 2013
Support Week 8 18 - 22 November 2013

How to access support

Support requests of a national or provincial nature should be made in writing to the Ditsela Support Coordinator. A consultative process to jointly assess needs and to develop an appropriate plan of action with time frames and outcomes will follow this. All support requests will be assessed to ensure explicit educational emphasis that will help strengthen the unions and federations and will be evaluated after every engagement to develop useful reports that capture the education lessons.

Ditsela’s Proactive Support Strategy To ensure that a wider group of our constituency are able to access Ditsela resources and support we will continue to pursue a proactive and targeted approach to support especially to under resourced unions organising in especially vulnerable sectors of the economy.

If you need support from Ditsela, please send your request outlining your specific needs.

Contact details are:

Phone: (0)11 331 0430

Fax:      (0)11 331 0477 

E-mails: the Director at or

                the Support Coordinator at or