We face the end of yet another dramatic and eventful year. 2012 has been marked by successes and challenges within the union and in the country as a whole. Some of the successes we experienced as a country included the ANC centenary, the celebrations, the elective congress and the election of the current ANC leadership led by President Jacob Zuma. We are confident the new leadership will ensure that stability continues within the ANC and the country.
The National Executive Committee of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) held its last meeting for the year on Friday, 7 December 2012 in Kempton Park Johannesburg and outlined its 2013 programmes. 2013 will be marked by the election of sites,
SADTU in the Eastern Cape challenges education MEC on the teacher posts declared for 2013.
With only a month to go before the 2013 school year begin; SADTU in the Eastern Cape has taken to court the Provincial Department of Education in an attempt to stop the department from reducing the number of teachers in the province.
With only a month to go before the 2013 school year begin; SADTU in the Eastern Cape has taken to court the Provincial Department of Education in an attempt to stop the department from reducing the number of teachers
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to express shock at newspaper reports of a teacher who allegedly showed porn to two learners and sexually assaulted one of them at a primary school in Pimville.
On behalf of SADTU members in the Western Cape, we take umbrage at the child-like antics of Dr Mamphela when she called SADTU teachers alcoholics, drug addicts and indebted to no end. This is the most
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) will, on Saturday, join millions of people around the world to celebrate December 1, World Aids Day under the theme – Getting to zero: HIV infections, discrimination, Aids related deaths and disarming gender violence.
The South African Democratic Teachers` Union (Sadtu) has always taken a keen interest in broader societal issues beyond the classroom – and unapologetically so.
Our core function has always been to advance and protect the rights of teachers and this includes ensuring that their work conditions are favourable
Dr Mamphela Ramphele’s derogatory and ill informed remarks cannot go unchallenged. To be labeled drunkards, hooked on drugs, we can’t take care of ourselves and are deep in debt, is beyond insult. It is blatant defamatory.
On 7 April 2011, the Department of Basic Education and teacher unions signed collective agreement no 1 of 2011. In terms of the collective agreement the parties agreed to increase the remuneration of markers by 100%.
SADTU is not yet convinced about the department capacity to deliver learner teacher support material (stationery & textbooks) for 2013. The announcement of plans and actions by Minister on this matter is seen as a Public relations exercise. All what she said, was also said in 2012 and books were still not delivered.
SADTU in Mpumalanga wishes to condemn, in the strongest terms, the leaking of Grade 10 and 11 question papers.
We call upon the Department and law enforcement agencies to thoroughly investigate this and those implicated be made to face the full might of the law.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union having held its ordinary monthly meeting on the 9th October 2012 to deliberate on a number of issues ranging from political developments in the country, education issues which included the release of the Presidential Task team report on the Limpopo workbooks’ saga and the killings of the NUM members in the mines amongst others.
The PSCBC acknowledges the pivotal role played by teachers towards the developmentof our progressive South African nation.Teachers remain the pillars of our communities and work tirelessly, give unselfishly with
humility and dedication to transfer knowledge and values from generation to generation.
World Teachers’ Day was initiated by UNESCO to commend teachers for the contribution they make to education and development. SADTU would like to call on government, communities, business and civic bodies in South Africa to provide support to education, the teaching profession and organizations that represent teachers and educational staff.
It is with great sorrow to be informed that one learner (Kutama Andani) from Benny’s Care in Vhembe District passed away after collapsing during boys under sixteen football matches in Bloemfontein in the Metropolitan SASFA games. The Union would like to pass the message of condolences to the family; Benny’Care; SASFA; and the entire Vhembe district as well as people of Limpopo. May his soul rest in peace.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has added its voice in the call for expelled ANCYL Leader Julius Malema to stop his inflammatory statements against the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and its leadership. Malema has called on miners to boycott the leadership of NUM.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to echo Denosa’s dismay and contempt at the attack of COSATU president Sdumo Dlamini by the so-called “Friends of the Youth League.”
In a response to Cde Dlamini’s speech delivered at the Young Communist’s League public lecture in Katlehong where he sounded a warning that the Federation was under attack from Malema and others and warned him not to exploit the Marikana tragedy for his narrow political gains, the “Friends of the Youth League” have resorted to sexism and gender stereotyping to chide Cde Sdumo.
In the article that appeared in Isolezwe of the 23rd August 2012, on page 11, the statement made by NUMSA KwaZulu Natal claims that SADTU is on a campaign to stop Comrade Zwelinzima Vavi from being re-elected as the General Secretary of COSATU. According to NUMSA Zwelinzima Vavi may falter plans for the re-election of Zuma in Mangaung.