Comrade Nolitha Mboniswa started working as a Teacher at Ngwekazi SSS in Peddie in August 1993. In the same year, SADTU became the only progressive Teachers' Union she could join. During the AGM of SADTU that year, when the Union fought for collective bargaining rights, she was elected as Branch Secretary, a position she held until she became Central Region's Deputy Secretary in 1995.
In 1998, when she got redeployed to teach at Luthubeni SSS in Mqanduli, Polly Gabada Region, Cde Mboniswa continued with this long and impeccable role as a leader in different structures of the Union. She was appointed as back-up negotiator for the then then Eastern Region, now known as Polly Gabada, to address the issue of leadership role of women in the organization. During this period, she also served as Mqanduli Branch Secretary for eight (8) consecutive years until 2008.
In the Provincial Conference held in 2008, Cde Mboniswa was elected as Provincial SACCOM Convenor. Her indelible conviction to the work of SADTU led to her election as Deputy Provincial Secretary in the 2011 Provincial Conference until 2014. After not being elected in the 2014 conference, she went back to the Provincial Office in 2015 and dealt specifically with representing SADTU members in various cases, including disciplinary and arbitration hearings with and against the Employer. In 2017, she was again elected as Deputy Provincial Secretary, a position she held until the National Congress in 2019 where she was elected as Vice President for Sports, Arts and Culture.
Fundamental to the creation of this and other portfolios in the Union, is the existence of programmes and activities designed to assist in recruiting and keeping members in their own Union of choice, SADTU. This is the ambit in which the next period of five years the portfolio must exist; as such programmes would unite, reenergise and rejuvenate all our members. Her vigour to serve SADTU will be instrumental to her pursuance of her new role, which is central to the servicing of union members and in advancing worker unity in defence of quality public education.