Denosa: Zuma didn't offer clarity on nursing colleges

The union now says it hopes for clarity on the revitalisation of colleges in the Budget speech.

A nurse takes a patient's blood pressure in hospital. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) says President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address did very little to clarify the promises he made almost five years ago about the revitalisation of nursing colleges needed to bring more skills to the profession.

Denosa says while it welcomes Zuma's plans to cut down on government costs, more needs to be done to improve the working conditions of nurses.

The organisation's Simon Hlungwani says they hope for more clarity during the finance minister's Budget speech.