The National Working Committee of SADTU met on urgent basis this morning to reflect on the attack directed at the union by those serving the interest of the white monopoly capital. SADTU members are professionals and will not be blinded by the City Press headlines. The headlines are aimed at tarnishing the good name of our Union, SADTU.
Yesterday, as we officially marked 20 years since the 1994 breakthrough we noted the worst criminal behaviour from political opposition parties in the platinum belt when the National Union of Mineworkers` Youth Forum rally was disrupted.
The cheap propaganda being spread by some opposition parties in an attempt to win the hearts and minds of voting South Africans, that the country has not experienced any positive change in the 20 years of democracy is a lie and should be treated with contempt.
We are calling on all South Africans to use their hard - won Constitutional right to vote ANC on the 7th May 2014.
We are disturbed by the populist, irresponsible call by self - professed veterans of the liberation led by Ronnie Kasrils and others.
Suspended SADTU President Comrade Thobile Ntola`s lawyers wrote a letter to our lawyers in the morning of the hearing advising that they are unable to attend the hearing because of other commitments and that they have advised comrade Ntola to attend and apply for a postponement.
Five women leaders of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) - Vice President for Gender Dorcus Sekabate, Vice President for Sport, Arts and Culture Fezeka Loliwe, Vice President for Education Veronica Hofmeester, National Treasurer Lindiwe Motshwane and KwaZulu-Natal Gender Convener Khethiwe Binda - are among 400 women from around the world who are attending the Education International’s (EI) World Women Conference held in Dublin, Ireland from yesterday, 7 April until Wednesday, 9 April 2014.
SADTU flags fly at half mast in mourning the passing on of its stalwarts and founder member Cde Poobie Naicker. Cde Naicker died at the age of 87 on Tuesday in Johannesburg while attending to the Union’s business.
SADTU would like to announce that the disciplinary hearing of it`s suspended President Cde Thobile Ntola which was scheduled for 31 March - 2 April 2014, has been postponed at his request.
We welcome the decision to relieve the DG for education Bobby Soobrayan of his duty as the chief accounting officer for Basic Education in the country. We appreciate the leadership shown in defense of education and the future of our children. We believe that this will go a long way to stabilize education and create the needed labour peace in our sector.
SADTU has expressed shock and disgust that an Eastern Cape newspaper has been given information about the date for the hearing of suspended president, Comrade Thobile Ntola. The leadership received queries from a journalist from Dispatch newspaper this morning asking the union to confirm that the hearing would be held on Monday, 31 March as well as the number of charges.
SADTU mourns the tragic loss of four learners who died as a result of an accident involving a private scholar taxi in Tlhabane, Rustenburg.
The accident occurred after a Toyota Avanza that was turned into a private scholar taxi that was ferrying learners from primary schools around Tlhabane, got stuck on the railway lines near Zinniaville and was hit by a goods train.
SADTU Limpopo Province takes strong exception and umbrage to the report that appeared in Sowetan Newspaper of Friday, 28th March 2014. The report has gone to show the lowest levels to which the MEC of Education Dikeledi Magadzi would stoop to try and tarnish the image of SADTU in the province. It is a clear confirmation of the widely held view by our members that she is not a fit and proper person to be given the responsibility of running education in the province.
This communiqué serves to inform members about the 2014/2015 Cost of Living Adjustment.
SADTU in Limpopo would like to invite all media institutions to capture and report a Provincial Protest Action against the Department of Education scheduled as follows:
Date : Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Time : 10H00
Venue: from SABC Park to 133 Biccard Street
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU), the ANC Women’s League (ANCWL), Church leaders and the community of Sebokeng Township’s Zone 10 in Sedibeng held a successful prayer against Satanism in schools yesterday. The community also vowed to vote for the ANC in the upcoming national general elections.
SADTU in partnership with the African National Congress Women’s League and faith based organisations wish to invite the media to a prayer against Satanism, violence towards teachers and learners in our schools.
SADTU National General Council held in October 2013 took a decision that the National Executive Committee must develop an approach on the developments in Eastern Cape province. In pursuance of this decision the National Executive Committee developed a programme which included amongst others holding meetings with the Provincial Working Committee, Provincial Executive Committee, Regional Executive Committees and Teacher Forum.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union in Free State representing over 14 000 members is disturbed by the new tendencies developing in the Province which seek to undermine the Constitution of the Union.
Members of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the Central Region of Gauteng are ready to go on strike over the 0,5% disparity on pay progression and all outstanding issues that have been ignored by the DBE.
SADTU Limpopo Province held a Special Provincial Executive Committee on the 04th March 2014 at its Provincial Office to reflect, analyze and review the latest developments regarding the state of provisioning for education in the e province. The meeting further discussed and adopted an election programme geared towards mobilizing for the ANC’s decisive election victory in the upcoming 07th May 2014 general elections.