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ABOUT US

South African Medical Association Trade Union (SAMATU) is a voluntary, independent, and non-discriminatory trade union for medical practitioners constituted in 1996 in accordance with the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995.

Core values acronym: DASE

Diligence

DILIGENCE

Accountability

ACCOUNTABILITY

Solidarity

SOLIDARITY

Excellence

EXCELLENCE

SAMATU MISSION STATEMENT

We are devoted to uniting healthcare practitioners in all sectors, representing members with professionalism and credibility in all matters of interest in the healthcare fraternity.


SAMATU VISION STATEMENT

To lead the voice that advocates the rights of healthcare practitioners while inspiring and empowering them to tirelessly deliver impeccable health services to the nation.


SAMATU AIMS

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To be a democratic, member-controlled organisation based on members active and continuous participation in policy/decision making and its implementation.

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To safeguard and sustain the dignity of members rights / socio-economic status through collective bargaining and all legitimate channels.

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To promote professional integrity, high standards of ethical conduct among members while steering towards the delivery of quality healthcare service.

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To actively participate in and influence policy-making processes within the healthcare fraternity.

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To promote or oppose, as the case may be, laws and administrative procedures that affect the interest of our members.

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To promote a good employer-employee relationship.

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To advise, protect and defend members against any act of unfair labour practice.

Striving for excellence in healthcare by empowering doctors