EST. 1983

Welcome to SATUCC

The Southern Africa Coordination Council (SATUCC) is a regional trade union organization representing all major trade union federations in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

SATUCC was established in  March 1983 in Gaborone, Botswana soon after the formation of the Southern Africa Coordination Conference (SADCC) which later transformed into the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). The main idea was to:

  • form a strong regional trade union body that could play a role in the political liberation struggle and
  • influence policy at the regional level in favour of workers.

Today SATUCC and is the only formally recognised representative regional trade union confederation with a special status in the SADC.


May 1, 2020


SATUCC President, Zingiswa Losi’ address to workers of the Southern African region   Dear Comrades […]
April 28, 2020

Message for the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 28th April 2020; International Workers Memorial Day

SATUCC on this day remembers and honours all the frontline workers who have lost their […]
April 16, 2020

Public health and mining in East and Southern Africa: A desk review of the evidence

A desk review was commissioned by the Regional Network for Equity in Health in East […]
April 15, 2020

SATUCC/ACSTA/SASPIN letter to the World Bank on US$6 billion in financing for health system strengthening amidst COVID-19 pandemic

The World Bank 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA 9 April 2020 Dear […]
March 19, 2020

Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic

The Southern African Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) representing 22 major federations in 14 of […]