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.
SADTU finds it strange that the Anglican Church can call its followers who are members of SADTU to either transform or resign from the Union when the church has a priest who was convicted for fraud in 2007. Bishop Matt Esau was found guilty of misappropriating R500 000 from an Athlone NGO - Careers Resource Information Centre.
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).
South Africa’s biggest education union SADTU celebrates its 23rd birthday today. The Union was born on the sixth of October 1990 in at Nasrec in Johannesburg at a function addressed by former State President Nelson Mandela. Today, the Union celebrates its growth and achievements. From a union which started with close to 30 000 membership, today SADTU has grown to 260 000 members making it the biggest teacher union which now no longer focus on working amongst teachers only but everyone who works in the education arena.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has expressed anger and disgust at the Anglican Church’s resolution calling on its followers who are also SADTU members to transform the Union or resign. They further accused the Union of corruption and laziness.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union is extremely disappointed at the passing of the Transport Law and Related Matters Bill into law that would allow SANRAL to collect e-tolls on Gauteng freeways.
SADTU in the Free State will request an urgent meeting with the department of education to discuss the issue of safety and security in schools following recent incidents of violence which put the lives of learners and workers in some schools in danger. At Mamello Secondary School in Virginia, teaching and learning was disrupted last week Wednesday
This update seeks to provide information on the process of resolving the parity dispute as well as provide clarity on the decisions of the Central Executive Committee which was held from 16-18 September 2013 in the Federation`s Head Office, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The update is necessitated by the continuous spreading of lies through the media by those advocating for the split of COSATU. We do so because an organisation is a body of people - not one person acting alone - who share common purpose and goals and this obligates SADTU to perform c
This dispute was referred to the ELRC by SADTU on 5 April 2013. It was referred as an interest dispute, its nature described as other. In summarizing the facts of the dispute SADTU stated as follows: Our members who are educators are receiving a lower pay progression of 1% as opposed to the rest of the Public Service workers who are receiving a 1.5% pay progression.
It has been reported that one learner, Zikhona Mogapi a Grade One learner, has died after falling into an uncovered swimming pool at the school on Sunday. Zikhona’s death is one too many at this school in less than three years when four learners died in a fire in 2010.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union in Free State notes the released statement by the Free State Department of Education wherein the Department is calling on parents to support the writing of Annual National Assessment (ANA).
A special National Executive Committee took place on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 in Braamfontein, Gauteng. The NEC discussed the posture of SADTU on the issue of the conduct of the General Secretary of COSATU, Cde Vavi, in preparation for the special Central Executive Committee of COSATU scheduled for the 14 August 2013.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) continues in its fight to have a collective agreement signed between teacher unions and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in 2011 and unilaterally withdrawn by (DBE) without consulting with the unions, be reinstated.