The KwaZulu Natal progressive education alliance launches its programme on 07 February 2014 at Curries fountain. The launch will be addressed by Blade Nzimande and Angie Motshega on their capacity as both Ministers of Higher and Basic Education respectively as well as Buti Manamela the National Secretary of the Young Communist league but on his capacity as the youngest Member of Parliament. We also hope that Malusi Gigaba the Minister of Enterprises will also grace the function and so will be the KwaZulu Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu, MEC of Education Ms Peggy Nkonyeni as well as other MEC’s from the province.
The announcement by the DA to nominate Dr Mamphela Ramphele as its presidential candidate has not come as a surprise to many SADTU members. Dr Ramphele and DA’s Helen Zille are birds of the same feather which flock together. They share the same political, economic and above all, education views. They both share a deep disrespect for teachers more specifically SADTU members.
SADTU welcomes back all members and teachers to the 2014 school year. The year begins on a positive note following the resounding 78,2% 2013 Matric pass – the best in 10 years. The country owes the good result to you as teachers. Many of you teach in poorly resourced schools where you sometimes have to dig from your own pockets in order to find resources to teach. As the Union strives to contribute towards the delivery of quality public education,
As schools open doors for the 2014 school year tomorrow (15 January 2014) SADTU’s National Office Bearers’ will visit schools in some of the provinces to monitor readiness on the first day of school.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has welcomed with open arms, the ANC’s election manifesto delivered by President Jacob Zuma in Mpumalanga on Saturday.
We hope and trust that the manifesto which focuses on among others, education, health, rural development, decent work, sustainable housing and basic services, building integrated human settlements,
SADTU would lie to congratulate the 2013 Matric class, teachers, parents and families of the learning for the good results. We also appreciate the work that has been put in by the various provinces to achieve the 78,2% overall pass rate – the best ever in the 19 years of our new democracy. The many hours spend by the candidates and their families to make
2014 - A YEAR OF ACTION
The passing on of world icon, renowned statesman, a revolutionary with a passion for equality, democracy, justice and education Tata Nelson Mandela, caused 2013 to exit on a sad note. This cloud of sorrow was not only experienced in South Africa but the entire globe.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) is devastated by the sudden demise of a cadre, a revolutionary and an education activist serving in both Higher and Basic Education Portfolio Committees - Comrade Crosby Moni.
It is with deepest sorrow that SADTU has learnt of the death of former President Nelson Mandela. We express our deepest condolences to the Mandela family, relatives, ANC and the country for this loss.
On this sad occasion, we recall Mandela`s long and distinguished service as a humanitarian, seasoned politician and philanthropist.
SADTU`s General Secretary, Mugwena Maluleke said; "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tata Madiba, our father and hero who changed the lives of so many people, not only in South Africa, but around the world."
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to applaud the provinces that have shown improvement in the ANA results - Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal and Free State.
We however, want to express our disappointment at the little or no improvement of the results in general
Although the level of participation has, in the third year of ANA,
It is with regret that SADTU notes that the markers are starting the marking process today without there being an agreement on their remuneration.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a fundamental violation of human rights. It is one of the worst manifestations of gender-based discrimination, disproportionately affecting girls and women, and a major obstacle to achieving gender equality. This is a global phenomenon that knows no boundaries geographical, cultural, ethnic, economic or other.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union condemns the rape of a 13-year old girl who was allegedly attacked by her principal in 2012.
SADTU calls for the Department of Basic Education to negotiate on changes in conditions of employment that may come as a result of the introduction of African Language policy in schools.
SADTU continues in its mission to create a learning nation and serve its union members by conducting more training workshops for members. 250 members stand to benefit from the two training workshops to take place this Friday, 1st of November and Saturday 2nd of November in Gauteng.
The South African Democratic Teachers` Union has denounced the killing of a learner and the injuring of two others at Isizimele High School in Dannhauser, KwaZulu-Natal, on Monday this week.
Top leaders of the Tripartite Alliance – COSATU President S’dumo Dlamini, SACP Deputy Chairperson Thulas Nxesi and a senior ANC representative will address the first day of the National General Council of SADTU which starts tomorrow at the Premier Hotel, O R. Tambo - Rhodesfield - Kempton Park, Johannesburg.
SADTU will hold its National General Council (NGC) from Friday, 25 until 27 October 2013 at The Premier Hotel, O.R. Tambo in Kempton Park, Gauteng.
The South African Democratic Teachers` Union (SADTU) would like to wish the 2013 Class of Matric good luck in their examinations.
Exams began yesterday (8 October 2013) for those who are studying Computer Applications Tech (CAT). Information Technology (IT) students begin with their first paper today (9 October 2013).