About Us

UASA is a membership driven organisation meaning its policy and direction is moulded and driven by the members.

Members are enthusiastic and committed trade unionists who organise fellow workers to deal with workplace challenges collectively. Day in, day out, they give freely of their time and energy to supporting their colleagues at work and building UASA at grass roots level.

We have workplace representatives dealing with all different workplace issues such as health and safety, pensions, disciplinary assistance etc.- all of them dedicated to stand up for fellow colleagues and improving working lives. Representatives are also involved in the union’s branch, regional and national structures.While new members join up individually, majority of members have been recruited by fellow UASA members. The more members UASA recruit, the stronger our voice and influence gets in the workplace.

In summary, UASA offers trusted support in respect of:

  • Collective bargaining
  • Retrenchment consultations
  • Discipline and Grievance
  • Legal assistance
  • Dispute handling

Members enjoy the following benefits:

  • A funeral benefit which covers the member, spouse and four children under the age of 21
  • Maternity benefit after completion of 12 months membership
  • Study grants paid out annually to successful applications
  • Members get 20% discount at UASA’s own Marlicht Holiday flats in Margate
  • 086 100 8272 UASA 24/7 Call Centre hosted by Europ Assist. It provides instant access to medical emergency evacuation,
    roadside assistance, legal helpline, teacher on call and many more.

Patience Mapitsi

President

Sector: Ferrochrome

Nico Brits

1 st Vice President

Sector: Platinum

Chris de Beer

2 nd Vice President

Sector: Gold Mine

Rey Roos

Mancom/NEC

Sector: Coal Mine

Mohamed Bayat

Mancom/NEC

Sector: Motor Related

Alpheus Thapedi

NEC

Sector: Water

Brian February

NEC

Sector: Manufacturing Engineering

Garry Giyose

NEC

Sector: Health Care

Jacques Mostert

NEC

Sector: Gold Mine

Kaizer Khohlooa

NEC

Sector: Platinum Mine

Mercia Hoorzuk

NEC

Sector: Other Mines

Precious Ncwanezono

NEC

Sector: Personal Care

Rockly Dlamine

NEC

Sector: Paper Pulp Forestry

Sibusiso Mthiyane

NEC

Sector: Sugar

Fundani Mpakathi

NEC

Sector: Personal Care

Carike Van Aswegen-Pienaar

NEC

Sector: Diamond

Jacques Hugo

UASA CEO

Gerda van Greuning

PA to CEO

Asif Jhatham

UASA CCO

Franz Stehring

Divisional Manager

Gerhard Ueckermann

Divisional Manager

Nick van Rooyen

Divisional Manager

UASA MANCOM

UASA NEC