2014 The year that was
South Africa has just attained a milestone of celebrating twenty years of democracy. Our democracy is maturing so must our systems of governance. As our democracy matures, so must our efforts to realize the objectives of our National Democratic Revolution intensify. We remain committed to advancing the cause of the working class.
Today, teachers and school based education personnel are closing for the December holidays. Today, our SADTU offices are also closing. We are saying SADTU offices because as leaders, we are expected to continue working as and when the need arises.
Please be aware of the distribution of cancellation forms by unscrupulous individuals misleading members to cancel their SADTU membership and joining a non – existent union.
This is an opposed application for leave to appeal to the Full Court of this
Division, against the whole of my judgment (with the exception of the
finding on jurisdiction) handed down on 23 September 2014, wherein I
dismissed the applicants` application and directed the third applicant to
pay the costs of the application in his personal capacity.
Taking the decision was not easy but after months of being taunted by NUMSA, the COSATU CEC had to expel NUMSA from the Federation amid cries that this would lead to a split in COSATU.
NUMSA has been sowing divisions by failing to observe the “one union, one industry” policy destabilising other affiliate members in the industries where they organise.
The South African Democratic Teachers` Union (SADTU) wants to join the multitudes of South Africans in expressing our shock over the untimely demise of the Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa at the hands of criminals.
SADTU treated its new leaders like heroes when members lifted them on their shoulders during the announcement of results of elections of National Working Committee members yesterday on the last day of the National Congress at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre in Boksburg.
The South African Democratic Teachers` Union (SADTU) has once more been vindicated; the courts are not platforms to be abused to fight domestic differences in the Union.
All systems are in place for SADTU`s 8th Congress due to take place next week from the 2nd until 5th of October 2014 under the theme, `Restore the Character of SADTU as a Union of Revolutionary Professionals, Agents of Change and Champions of People`s Education for People`s Power in pursuit of Socialism.`
The South African Democratic Teachers` Union (SADTU) will be holding its 8th National Congress from 2-5 October, 2014 at the Birchwood Conference Centre in Benoni under the theme: "Restore the Character of SADTU as a Union of Revolutionary Professionals, Agents of Change and Champions of People`s Education for People`s Power in Pursuit of Socialism."
The South African Democratic Teachers Union welcomes the Bisho High Court ruling in the application brought against us by the SADTU Eastern Cape provincial leadership. The leadership of the province had brought a case against the National Executive Committee and the Union in its entirety in contestation of some organisational decisions that had been taken previously by the highest structure.
The Provincial leadership of SADTU North West province held a two day strategic meeting where they resolved on a number of critical issues. Top on the agenda was the state of education in the North West and prioritizing organizational renewal
South Africa’s biggest teacher and education workers’ union SADTU, boasting of a 260 000 membership, has reached another milestone. Yesterday (12 September 2014) SADTU officially turned the sod at the site of its new headquarters in Glen Marais, Kempton Park in Gauteng.
Public Works Minister and former SADTU General Secretary Thulas Nxesi said the ceremony was a milestone. Two decades ago when
We refer to the report on Mr. Thobile Ntola’s disciplinary hearing and wish to clarify the following:
Via Africa concluded an agreement with SADTU in and during March 2007 for advertisements in Educators’ Voice. Full payment was received in and during 2010.The payment received was not for a sponsorship or donation to 2010 congress as recorded by the SADTU.
South Africa’s major education unions, SADTU, NAPTOSA and SAOU are joining millions of teachers and education employees around the globe campaigning for quality education. The three South African unions are affiliates of Education International (EI) which is a voice of 30 million teachers and education employees around the globe.
The National Executive Committee of The South African Democratic Teachers` Union had its last ordinary session at The Lakes Hotel in Benoni, Gauteng on Friday, 29 August. This ordinary session of the NEC was the last one before the Union’s all important 8th National Congress take place in October when delegates from all nine provinces will deliberate on education, political, labour and socio-economic policy matters.