South Africa’s biggest teacher union, the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) will celebrate its 25th Anniversary by hosting a three-day National Sports Festival and commemorating World Teachers’ Day under the theme: “Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies” in KwaZulu-Natal.
Organised labour in the Basic Education sector, strongly believes that the ANA in its current form, is not in the best interest of our learners or for the provision of quality education. It must be noted that no South African learner will be disadvantaged by not writing the ANA as it has never been used for promotional purposes
The South African Democratic Teachers Union in the Province of KwaZulu Natal held its Provincial Executive Committee meeting from the 11th - 13th of September 2015. This was the third PEC meeting of the year which had a responsibility of looking at a number of things including the onslaught by the employer, killing of workers in education, instability in schools
South Africa’s major education unions SADTU, NAPTOSA and SAOU welcome the joint decision to postpone the 2015 ANA until 2016. The decision was taken following lengthy deliberations between the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and unions in the Education Sector on 8 and 10 September 2015 in Cape Town and Durba
The National Executive Committee of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) held a successful meeting from 26 to 27 August 2015 in the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal. The meeting was the first after many crucial gatherings of the Tripartite Alliance namely the COSATU, SACP and the Alliance Special Congresses and the World Congress of Teacher Union Federations under Education International (EI) held in Ottawa, Canada.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union in the North West has learnt with shock about the tragedy that befell the School for the Deaf in Leeudoringstad, in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District.
What is happening at Glenvista High School is part of the legacy of apartheid misrule which compartmentalised the education system along racial lines. This balkanisation was deliberately created to direct more resources to suburban and predominantly White schools.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union has learnt with shock the brutal killing of the Deputy Principal of Efata School for the Blind and Deaf in the Eastern Cape Province, Mthatha - Ms Nodumo Mdleleni-Mzimane. She was found in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds on her body on Tuesday, 28 July 2015
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to congratulate the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) for its successful Special National Congress (SNC) which took place at Gallagher Estate from Monday, 13 until 14 July 2015.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to wish the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) a successful special national congress that begins on Monday, 13 July 2015 at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand. The congress, to be held under the theme ‘‘Building Unity and Cohesion of COSATU to Advance the National Democratic Revolution” is taking place at the time when the country is bombarded by the prophets of doom predicting the demise of the Federation. We want to assure the working class that COSATU remains steadfast in the midst of challenges that seek to de-stabilize it.
The City Press newspaper is on a warpath to demonise SADTU. Their latest salvo, which is due to be published tomorrow, is a baseless report that SADTU has issued an instruction to the South African Council for Educators (SACE) to stop an independent investigation into the cash for jobs scam.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to wish the South African Communist Party (SACP) a successful special congress that begins on Tuesday, 7 July 2015 at the University of Johannesburg.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) is shocked and angered by reports of alleged racism at the Curro Foundation School, the second in a spate of five months.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) wishes to congratulate the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) on its successful 8th National Congress. The Congress was united and we believe that all other COSATU affiliates can take lessons from them.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the North West Province has threatened to go on strike if the provincial department of education does not pay the salaries of temporary teachers.
On Youth Day 2015, the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) salutes the fearless youth who, on this day, in 1976 took to the streets of Soweto to fight against the imposition of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction as well as for free, equal and quality education. They fully understood the importance of quality education for their emancipation and were prepared to stand for their right in the face of death, arrests and detentions. Their gallant efforts paved the way for the freedom and democracy we so enjoy today.
The Public Service Unions have taken a decision to suspend their participation in all collective bargaining processes in the PSCBC and other sectors until the dispute over the implementation of 6.4% instead of the agreed 7% salary increase is resolved.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union would like to congratulate the newly elected national office bearers of the NUM. The newly elected leadership collective came as a result of the NUM's national congress which was extremely successful in our view.