As coastal schools begin their 2012 school year on Wednesday 11 January and on the 18th of January for inland schools, we would like to welcome all teachers and learners back to school. We extend a special word of welcome to the learners who will be experiencing schooling for the first time in Grade 1. We hope the teachers and learners have rested well and are recharged to give 2012 their best shot.
Corruption Watch is a positive step towards giving ordinary South Africans a powerful role towards contributing in the fight against corruption. It is only when communities stand up and raise their voices that we can see corruption being defeated.
SADTU has welcomed the state of the nation address by President Jacob Zuma inviting the nation to join government in a massive infrastructure development drive.
We are pleased the government has increased allocation for infrastructure development which will benefit the country by improving infrastructure, creating employment and boosting the economy. Job creation is crucial.
The Provincial Executive Committee gathered on the 15th October to map a way forward to advance the gains, aspirations and needs of members in general and society at large in the context of national democratic revolution en route to socialism. We have robustly engaged ourselves on the functioning of both the Union structures and the state of the alliance in the province in moving forward to centenary celebrations of the existence of the African National Congress in 2012 and beyond. The meeting has therefore decided on the following matters.