DITSELA the Development Institute for Training, Support and Education for Labour was established in 1996 by the leading Trade Union Federations in South Africa to contribute to the building of a strong, transformational and vibrant trade union movement.

DITSELA is a section 21 Company, core funded by the Department of Labour through its Strengthening the Civil Society Fund. DITSELA receives limited programme specific funding from the ETDP Seta, CHIETA Seta and other funders. The NSF continue to support and fund our flagship DANLEP programme, and provided funding for the development of our new DANLEP’s as well as our Provincial Programmes.

DITSELA governance is comprised of members seconded for that purpose by the three labour federations, namely; COSATU, FEDUSA and NACTU. DITSELA’s National office is in Johannesburg and has a satellite office based at the University of the Western Cape.

"The field of worker’s education itself is not static but dynamic informed by many changes that are taking place locally, regionally and across the globe."