The South African Democratic Teachers Union has always avoided engaging in sparring matches with political parties and has therefore always shunned from responding to comments made by political parties against SADTU. However it appears that SADTU`s decision to give respect to all political parties including those it fundamentally disagrees with, is interpreted as a license by the Democratic Alliance to take out its political frustrations on SADTU and its members.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union notes with grave concern the further postponement of the release of the Ministerial Task Team report into allegations of selling of educator posts.
SADTU Limpopo hereby expresses frustrations and confusion of its members and learners in Vuwani areas due to the burning of their schools.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union in Free State has noted with concern the arrogance of the Ministerial Task Team led by Prof Volmink not to respond nor consider amending the draft leaked report on selling of posts after SADTU had made its submission.
The media are invited to attend and report on the first of SADTU`s countrywide pickets around the unfair treatment of the child of the poor and working class who are subjected to deplorable conditions of overcrowded classrooms due to the current Post Provisioning Norms (PPN).
It is disappointing to learn that the Ministerial Task Team through the Minister of Basic Education is intending to release the MTT Report n the selling of posts, without responding to the concern raised by the South African Democratic Teachers Union(SADTU).
Centurion, Pretoria 5th May 2016-In response to the wanton burning and destruction of schools in the Vuwani area, Vhembe districts in Limpopo, the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT), SADTU, Combined Teacher Unions, National Association of School Governing Bodies (NASGB) and COSAS have taken a joint decision to convene an urgent meeting of all stakeholders in the education sector in Limpopo province.
SADTU KwaZulu Natal notes with disappointment the nearing of the date by which the Minister intends to issue the MTT report. Our disappointment is informed by the realisation that this is due to happen without considering the representations by SADTU. SADTU KZN reiterates its position that the MTT has failed to follow the directive of the minister to hear and consider SADTU`s submissions.
SADTU KwaZulu-Natal will be holding the inaugural Poobie Naicker lecture. We kindly invite the Media personnel to attend and cover the memorial lecture which is organised as follows:
A group of 100 major international pension funds, labor unions and concerned shareholders-the "Pearson 100"-have joined together to TELL PEARSON to end its ruinous commitment to high-stakes testing and the privatization and segregation of schools in the developing world.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union, following an invitation by the Minister of Basic Education and our numerous requests to be afforded an opportunity to consider the final report of the Ministerial Task Team on the job-for -cash scandal, has today submitted its comments to the Task Team.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union in the Northern Cape want to join its National Leadership in questioning the credibility of the Ministerial Task Team (MTT) report on the so-called "jobs for cash" scandal.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union wants to highlight major concerns with the soon to be released Ministerial Task Team report on the so the called "jobs for cash" scandal. The Union has made some observations from the leaked interim report itself and the process leading to its finalisation which has brought us to the conclusion that it lacks credibility and cannot thus be an accurate reflection of the situation on the ground.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union in the Free State has welcomed the Education Budget Vote for the 2016/17 financial year presented by the MEC Tate Makgoe on the 18th March 2016.
The South African Democratic Teachers` Union (SADTU) supports the Congress of South African Student`s (COSAS) campaign - Learn Without Fear - which aims to highlight the unsafe conditions that learners are subjected to in their learning environments.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union in Free State calls on all members to take part in the protest march on the 09th March 2016 against corruption and stubborn principal of Motheo TVET College in Bloemfontein.
SADTU in KwaZulu-Natal is saddened by the loss of three learners of Sibongumusa High School at KwaSwayimane Village. Our prayers are with the Zondi, Vidima and especially with the Buthelezi family whose child`s body has not been recovered. We are hopeful that the body will be found soon in order to allow the family to grieve and find closure in their loss. It is indeed an unfortunate incident that such bright lives would be lost when they were ready to bloom.
The South African Democratic Teachers` Union (SADTU) as an affiliate of global teacher and educational personnel union federation Education International (EI), joins the world in celebrating 8 March, International Women`s Day under the United Nation`s theme "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality".
In a series of recommendations published last week, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) expressed its deep concerns about the growth and lack of regulation of private schools in Uganda, which could be in violation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ rights. The African Commission expressed its worry that “that the increase in the establishment of private schools […] could result in discrimination against children from low-income households”. It further noted that the growth of private education “has been encouraged by the Government”, which “raises the concern of the government gradually releasing itself from the obligation to provide quality public education”.