120 years of People, Integrity & Pride

What We Offer

As a union, we do what is best for our members. This is just a few of the services we provide.

We will look after you

You will have someone to look after your interests at the workplace, ensuring your employer treats you fairly.

You will have access to a well established Pension or Provident Fund to look after your future.

We are there for you

We focus on you, with no hidden agendas and no political affiliations or aspirations​.

We know how to take care of you

We've been looked after our members for 120 years.

Transparent Financial Services

We at Transparent Financial Services are ideally positioned to be your specialist fund administrator.


Keep up to date with what is happening in the union. 

Recapping 2019

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SATU Journal - Justice for union member!


SATU Journal - The power of partnership, Printing SA conference.

For more news about SATU and the print and packaging sector. 

SATU Blog - November 2019 Update.

From Paper to Vapour – Futures of the Printing Industry.

Read more about this on our Blog page!

Join Today

With 120 years of experience in the industry. We know how to take care of you. Become a member of our great union today.

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Print the PDF and fill out the member ship form.

IMPORTANT: Copy of I.D Document or Passport to be attached to all APPLICATIONS.

About Us

The South African Typographical Union was established in 1898 as a National Union and has served the Printing Newspaper and Packaging Industry for 120 years with distinction.  Throughout these years the South African Typographical Union has concentrated on organizing the technical employees in these sectors.  

However, due to technological changes in the industry and the reduction of technical workers, it had to amend its Constitution to take in many other Allied Sectors.


We offer a variety of benefits to our members.



The Union has Branches / Regional Offices with highly trained Union Officials and staff who assists Members with all their labour issues.

Bursaries are available to the children of members. provided they passed by a minimum of 65% to go and study at the tertiary institution of their choice.

Out Of Work

All members R250.00 per week 1 week payment for every 6 weeks contributions received to a maximum of 26 weeks.

Mortality Trust Fund

All SATU members are covered by the Mortality Trust Fund in the event of death to assist with funeral costs.

Contact Us

Get a hold of us at one of our many branches.

Ask Us a Question

If you have any inquiries don't hesitate to send us a message.

Head office |


4 Estcourt Avenue, Wierdapark, Centurion.​

Tel:   012 338 2021

Fax:  086 433 5143

Email: Admin@satu.co.za

© 2018 South African Typographical Union.