SAPTU- Results through collective unity

Are you experiencing one or more of the following?

Victimization in the workplace?

Negating the Rules of Natural Justice?
(Not adhering to the ‘Audi alteram partem’rule – listen to the other party’s version)

Corporate bullying?

Unfairly charged with misconduct?

Constructively and or unfairly dismissed?

Sexually harassed?

No promotion due to your sexual orientation?

Disrespectful treatment from colleagues?

THEN SAPTU is the UNION for you!

The UNION with vision for each workplace case scenario.


SAPTU was established in 1993 as a Labour Union under the auspices of the Labour Relations Act, Act 66 of 1995, for people operating in parastatal, tertiary and other related sectors. As an affiliate to Fedusa, the second largest trade union federation after Cosatu, we boast with Fedusa’s noted members of 560 000 (in 2009), a voice even in Parliament!

VISION AND MISSION: SAPTU ensures that all members feel safe and protected in their workplace environment without fear of intimidation or ridicule.


  • In terms of the Labour Relations Act together with a properly negotiated Recognition Agreement we are competent to investigate any grievance of a member with his/her first line of reporting/supervisor to try and mediate in the matter
  • We ensure that equality under the law is maintained in terms of Section 9 of the Constitution (Act 108 of 1996) and that fair labour practices are applied in the workplace in terms of Section 23 (1) of our Constitution.
  • We also ensure that individual members are treated with respect and that they are protected against victimization by representing them at disciplinary hearings, task agreement discussions and exploratory talks.
  • We level the play fields, by ensuring that the ‘Audi alteram partem’ rule (listen to the other party’s version) is adhered to diligently and consistently.
  • We ensure that reasonability and fairness are applied consistently, whether it be during disciplinary proceedings or any other proceedings/exploratory talks. This includes procedural and substantive fairness.
  • We negotiate for salary increases/adjustments and the general betterment of the members’ conditions of employment.
  • We can represent our members at forums like the CCMA (Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration) at the Labour Court, other disciplinary proceedings and instituted investigations/exploratory talks.
  • We empower our members by circulating informative directives and by training our shop stewards in the basic principles of applicable labour legislation.


We keep our members informed and posted by circulating monthly news flashes and frequent news bulletins.


SAPTU has negotiated discounts at prominent eateries namely:

Prima Piatti, Beef Boys. Neptune’s Fishmonger, Die Akker and Café Ruscello
(previously Dulcé Café)

Mooirivier Makelaars – short term insurance (018 297-7321).

Potch Diet Clinic and Beauty Salon, Nelson Mandela drive 19, Baillie Park.

Tel. 018-290 7281 or 082 781 8272.

Weekdays: 07:00 – 19:00
Saturdays: 09:00 – 14:00
Public holidays closed. 20% off on:

  • Shake sessions workout package, Diet program of Potch Diet Clinic
  • Detoxification and Ozone treatment, Sun bed package
  • Salon treatments in the Beauty salon. It includes Gel/Acrylic nails, wax, “tint”, Facials. Manicure and pedicure.

No discount on buying of products.

Penny Royale.
Borcherd str 26, Die Bult (Next to Ocean Basket), Potchefstroom.

Tel: 018 293 2395

Business hours:
09h00 to 17h00 (Monday to Friday)
09h00 to 13h00 Saturday

We offer a 10% discount to all SAPTU members with any purchase at Penny Royale
above R100 by showing your SAPTU membership card.

Discount can’t be used with any other promotion, Simply take your SAPTU id-card with, show it to Management and enjoy the benefit.

At a minimal monthly fee, can you afford it not to be a SAPTU member?

Private Bag X6001, Box 119, North-West University, Potchefstroom, 2520. Tel: 018 299 4227/ 018 299 4070 Fax: 018 285 2396