SADTU Gauteng congratulates Honourable Panyaza Lesufi on his election as Gauteng Premier. We commend him for the notable diligent execution of the education transformation agenda. We have no doubt he is equal to the task at hand, and we wish him well in his new assignment.
SADTU in KwaZulu Natal is shocked and saddened by the fatal accident that took place on the N2 PONGOLA. This devastating accident has reminded us again about how reckless some people are on public roads.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has strongly condemned tribal and regional tendencies that seem to emerge, more especially in KwaZulu Natal, following the Union issuing a statement seeking clarity on a circular issued by the Provincial Department of Education requesting schools in the province to encourage learners and teachers to wear traditional attire on 30 August in honour of His Majesty, King Misuzulu kaZwelithini Zulu.
The KZN Circular No. 99 of 2022 is acknowledged for its sentiment to celebrate and honour His Majesty, King MisuZulu Ka Zwelithini Zulu. His Majesty’s coronation was observed with immense pride by many people in our society including the South
African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU). SADTU is of the same view expressed by the Department of Education that this historic moment should form part of the history taught in our schools.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU)sends its deepest condolences to the family of one of its founding Vice Presidents, Comrade Mpendulo “Squires” Jele who passed away at his home in Mamelodi, Tshwane last week.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union in KwaZulu Natal welcomes the decision of the Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande for terminating the contract of Mr NdodaBiyela who is an Administrator at Coastal College.
SADTU in KwaZulu Natal received the news that the KZN Premier has appointed a new MEC for the Department of Education. Firstly, SADTU appreciates the work done by former MEC Kwazi Mshengu since his appointment as the MEC for Education in the province.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in Kwazulu Natal is disturbed by the deliberate collapse of the Coastal College in Durban. The College has been under the Administrator, Mr Biyela. Instead of improving the state of the College it has deteriorated under his leadership. As we speak there has been no teaching and learning for many weeks now as gates are allegedly locked by security guards who have not been paid. Students have not been given any proper meal for weeks.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in Free State will celebrate the 2022 Women’s Day in the form of a “Fun Walk” to raise awareness and call for every citizen to stand up against acts of violence on women and children that have reached alarming proportions.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) takes this opportunity to wish our vanguard party, the South African Communist Party (SACP) a successful 15th National Congress taking place under the theme “Together, let’s build a powerful, socialist movement of the workers and poor”, taking place between the 13th - 16th of July 2022 at Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg.
SADTU Limpopo Province has noted the recent reconfiguration of the Provincial Executive Committee by the Premier of the Province Cde Stanley Mathabatha which resulted in the Limpopo Department of Education receiving a new MEC in the person of the Cde Mavhungu-Leruli Ramakhanya. The union fully welcomes her deployment to the Limpopo Department of Education and believes strongly that she has the wherewithal to tackle the myriad of challenges facing the department and will help to improve the educational outcomes in the Province.
The National Executive Committee ( of the South African Democratic Teachers ’Union ( held its ordinary meeting on 29 and 30 June 2022 at the Premier Hotel in Kempton Park. The NEC manages the affairs of the Union and ensures the execution of union policies and programmes as decided by the National Congress.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union in the North West Province (SADTU NW) is shocked and saddened by the news of the shooting and murder of an educator at Rutanang Primary School. It is alleged that the horrific incident happened just outside the school gate in the morning of the 31 May 2022. This incident confirms our long-standing view that our schools are no longer safe for Teachers and Learners.
SADTU KZN would want to indicate that Mr Zulu survived the shooting incident that took place while he was teaching in an afternoon class at Sea Cow Lake school last Friday.
SADTU KZN is shocked by the news of the murder of our member, Comrade Muzi Professor Zulu who was attacked at Sea Cow Lake Secondary School under Umlazi District. This incident confirms the view and the concern SADTU has that schools are no longer safe for teachers and learners. Safety in schools remains a problem, hence it is easy for criminals to just get into schools and kill our teachers.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) today celebrates World Education Support Personnel (ESP) Day. The day was created and launched in 2018 by Education International (EI) - a global teacher and education workers union federation with more than thirty-two million members worldwide and SADTU and is one of her affiliates.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU), an affiliate of COSATU in good standing, strongly condemns and distances herself from the anarchy that ensued at the rally to mark International Workers Day - May Day organised by our Federation in Rustenburg whereby President Cyril Ramaphosa was booed. This unruly behaviour sadly, led to the abandonment of the event which is celebrated not only in South Africa but worldwide.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in KwaZulu-Natal has worked tirelessly with the Department of Education to rescue teachers and learners trapped at Tholulwazi school under the Thousand Hills Branch.