While we welcome the announcement of new ministers and deputy ministers by President Jacob Zuma, we would like to express extreme disappointment over the fact that the changes did not affect the Department of Basic Education.
We have noted the regrettable remarks by the incumbent director general of the Department of Basic Education Bobby Soobrayan advocating for the early exit of experienced teachers from the system to make way for new ones. Firstly we mus
As South Africa commemorates the 37th anniversary of the June 16 Soweto uprisings, SADTU would like to pay tribute to the youth of that era and urge today’s youth to fashion themselves around the 76 youth.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) sends its best wishes to former President Nelson Mandela who was admitted in hospital in the early hours of this morning.
SADTU’s more than 260 000 members join millions in South Africa and the rest of the world in keeping our most revered icon Madiba and his family in our thoughts and prayers.
We wish Madiba a speedy recovery.
ISSUED BY: SADTU Secretariat
Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners in the Mpumalanga province will march to the offices of the MEC for education on Thursday, 06 June 2013.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union in the Free State condemns in strongest possible terms the portrayal of the old South African flag in one of the classrooms at Wilgehof Primary School in Bloemfontein. It is our contention that the attitude of the teacher and the entire management is despicable and deserves to be treated contemptuously.
On the media statement issued on the 19th of May 2013 under the title Statement on Mpumalanga Circumcision Deaths , we wrongfully stated
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to express its deepest and sincerest condolences to the family, SABC and the media fraternity for the untimely passing on of radio and television journalist/presenter Vuyo Mbuli.
Matric learners from three secondary schools in the J.T. Madlala region of SADTU, Dr Ruth Mompati region in the North West province are more than looking forward to writing their final year exams so that they can further their studies at university - thanks to SADTU`s Career Guidance exhibition they attended at Bloemhof Town Hall yesterday and visits to their schools by University of Johanneburg and Wits University students today.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union will on Thursday, 16 May, 2013, host a career counseling exhibition and adopt two poorly performing schools in the T.J. Madlala region of SADTU in the Dr Ruth Mompati district in the North West province.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in Free State wishes to extend a word of gratitude to the National Leadership of the ANC and the Provincial Task Team for ensuring that the Provincial Conference was finally re-convened.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to express its deepest shock and dismay at the callous killing of the newly re-elected chairperson of the Mbuso Shabalala Region and principal of Nyonemhlophe High School in Mid-Illovo in the KwaZulu Natal South Coast Nathi Cyril Zondi.
Whereas the parties record that the discussions pertaining to the disputes have been productive, and the solutions were influenced by the best interest of the child and whereas the parties unequivocally affirm the critical role that educators play in the provision of quality education.
SADTU is happy with the turnout and support for the marches to Parliament in Cape Town and the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday. Thousands of SADTU members took part in the marches in defence of collective bargaining and promotion of quality public education calling for Basic Minister Angie
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union has noted with concern, cries about the portrayal of Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga during our march to Pretoria on Wednesday.
Close to 210 boy learners from Matetenene High School in Rankelenyane Location in Rustenburg undergo Medical Male Circumcision through SADTU’s HIV and AIDS programme as a result of a campaign drive with SADTU Platinum region in the Bojanala District of North West tomorrow. The MMC comes as result of a partnership between the Union and the Centre for HIV/AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS)
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in Mpumalanga has noted recent utterances by Panyaza Lesufi, spokesperson of the Department of Basic Education
Close to 25 000 SADTU members are expected to take part in the national marches to the Union Buildings in Pretoria and Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, 24 April, 2013. COSATU President S’dumo Dlamini will lead the march in Pretoria while Second Deputy President Zingiswa Losi will lead the Cape Town march.
The SA Medical Association (SAMA), a trade union organisation in the public health sector, has noted with both dismay and concern the carefree refusal by the employer in the education sector to honour and implement collective agreements duly negotiated and agreed between educators and the Basic Education Department.