Cde Desmond Mlatha

Cde Desmond Mlatha

Education Practitioner.

Cde Desmond Mlatha started his activism in students politics as a member of SASCO and served in various capacities in the SRC of the then University of Natal. He has worked as the Students Governance Officer  of UKZN where he was involved in the training, mentoring and liaison with students leaders and organisations at the university. He has also served as the NEHAWU Provincial Education Coordinator, a potion that entails designing, planning and delivering various union educational programmes (induction, trade unionism, political). Desmond is currently a facilitator at the workers college and is involved in various Worker Education and Popular Education initiatives. . He is currently a co-contributor in a chapter for a book on Worker Education in South Africa to be edited by Linda Cooper, Sheri Hamilton, due to be published in 2017.  Des serves as an Education Practitioner at the Workers’ College



to promote debates on working class perspectives on a range of issues


worker and community leaders through providing educational opportunities


by challenging the current dominant/formal educational practices


and use prior learning, indigenous knowledge and struggle experiences


127 Magwaza Maphalala Street
(Former Gale Street)
3rd Floor James Bolton Hall,
Durban, 4001




Tel : +27 31 304 0260
Fax : +27 31 301 5430