The Tertiary Education National Union of South Africa (TENUSA) launched its Mangosuthu University of Technology TENUSA Branch last Friday, 7 December 2018 at the Kingsmead Cricket Stadium.
TENUSA was initiated after the merger of the ex-ML Sultan Technikon and Technikon Natal around 1999 considering the changing landscape in Higher Education. Various discussions about forming a single union in the Higher Education Sector to unite the employees had taken place.
The Initial formalisation of TENUSA was done by Mr Shakeel Ori, Mr Roy Raju, Mr Prits Dullay, Ms Zama Hlubi, Mr Kris Moodley and Mr Gabriel Sam. TENUSA was finally registered by the Registrar as a National Union in the Higher Education Sector on the 9 March 2005.
Shamilla Govender, Administrator: TENUSA, said: “The union was perceived by many as being an Indian union. This perception is now corrected – the formation of TENUSA at Mangosuthu Technikon proves differently. TENUSA is a union that is representative of the demographics of the Institution. The main focus of TENUSA is not to promote the interests of particular individuals, sector or race group but rather to ensure that all policies, processes and environments are fair and conducive to making the University a world class institution,” she said.
Pictured: TENUSA DUT and TENUSA MUT representatives.
Copy and Pictures: Shamilla Govender