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SADTU STATEMENT ON THE BASIC EDUCATION MINISTER’S INTENTION TO HAVE THE BELA BILL REFERRED BACK TO PARLIAMENT

SADTU STATEMENT ON THE BASIC EDUCATION MINISTER’S INTENTION TO HAVE THE BELA BILL REFERRED BACK TO PARLIAMENT 17 July 2024 SADTU calls on President Cyril Ramaphosa to sign the Bela Bill into an Act without any delay. The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has noted the statements of the…

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SADTU STATEMENT ON THE BASIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT BUDGET VOTE 2024/25

SADTU STATEMENT ON THE BASIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT BUDGET VOTE 2024/25 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has noted the Basic Education Minister’s maiden Basic Education Budget vote for 2024/25. The priorities in this Budget Vote do not deviate much from the 2023 budget vote except for 7,4% increase in…

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SADTU STATEMENT ON THE ACCIDENT THAT TOOK THE LIVES OF TWELVE LEARNERS

SADTU STATEMENT ON THE ACCIDENT THAT TOOK THE LIVES OF TWELVE LEARNERS 10 July 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) is deeply saddened by the news of a tragic accident that left twelve learners and one driver dead on the N12 near Elands Road in the Kokosi-Wedela area…

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SADTU STATEMENT ON THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOLS’ THIRD TERM

09 July 2024 SADTU STATEMENT ON THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOLS’ THIRD TERM The South African Democratic Techers’ Union (SADTU) welcomes the opening of schools on Tuesday, 9 July 2024 marking the beginning of the third term after a three-weeks recess. We hope to see both the learners and teachers…

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SADTU NORTH WEST STATEMENT ON THE OUTCOMES OF THE PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTE MEETING

08 July 2024 SADTU NORTH WEST STATEMENT ON THE OUTCOMES OF THE PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTE MEETING The Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the North West held its second ordinary meeting at Royal Aloe Guest Lodge, Mafikeng on the 5-6 July 2024 to…

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SADTU GAUTENG WELCOMES THE APPOINTMENT OF MEC FOR BASIC EDUCATION

SADTU GAUTENG WELCOMES THE APPOINTMENT OF MEC FOR BASIC EDUCATION  04 July 2024 SADTU Gauteng notes and welcomes the pronouncement of the seventh administration newly constituted Provincial Executive by the Honourable Premier Panyaza Andrek Lesufi. We welcome the appointment of honourable Matome Kopano Chiloane as the MEC for Basic Education.The…

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1JULY 2024 SADTU – KZN STATEMENT ON THE MEC’S DECISION ON RECRUITMENT OF POST LEVEL ONE TEACHERS

1JULY 2024 SADTU – KZN STATEMENT ON THE MEC’S DECISION ON RECRUITMENT OF POST LEVEL ONE TEACHERS The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the province of KwaZulu Natal is delighted by the statement issued by the department of education – our employer on the 27th of June 2024…

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SADTU STATEMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW CABINET

01 July 2024 SADTU STATEMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW CABINET The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has noted the seventh administration   cabinet announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. We are disappointed, notably with the basic education minister. Announcing his cabinet, President Ramaphosa mentioned experience and skills to deliver…

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SADTU STATEMENT ON THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

29 June 2024 SADTU STATEMENT ON THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING  The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) held its second ordinary meeting in 2024 at Emperors Palace Convention Centre on 26-28 June 2024 to debate and resolve on many issues facing the Union…

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27 June 2024 SADTU NORTHERN CAPE WELCOMES THE APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW MEC FOR EDUCATION

27 June 2024 SADTU NORTHERN CAPE WELCOMES THE APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW MEC FOR EDUCATION The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the Northern Cape welcomes and congratulate Honorable Abraham Vosloo on his appointment as the MEC of Education in the Province. We are elated by this appointment mainly…

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SADTU EASTERN CAPE STATEMENT ON THE OUTCOMES OF THE PROVINCIAL GENERAL COUNCIL AND THE APPOINTMENT OF THE MEC FOR EDUCATION

MEDIA STATEMENT 25 June 2024 SADTU EASTERN CAPE STATEMENT ON THE OUTCOMES OF THE PROVINCIAL GENERAL COUNCIL AND THE APPOINTMENT OF THE MEC FOR EDUCATION The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in the Eastern Cape Province convened a Provincial General Council on  21-22 June 2024 in East London. The PGC…

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SADTU LIMPOPO MEDIA STATEMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW MEC OF EDUCATION IN THE PROVINCE

SADTU LIMPOPO MEDIA STATEMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW MEC OF EDUCATION IN THE PROVINCE SADTU Limpopo Province wishes to welcome the appointment of the Honourable Mavhungu Lerhuli-Ramakhanya as the MEC of Education in our province. Having worked with her in the recent past, we believe that her re-appointment will…

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SADTU NW STATEMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF MEC FOR EDUCATION

SADTU NW STATEMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF MEC FOR EDUCATION 24 June 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the North West province welcomes and congratulate the appointment of MEC for Education, Honourable Viola Motsumi. MEC Motsumi is not new in the sector, having served as an educator…

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SADTU FREE STATE WELCOMES THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW MEC FOR EDUCATION

SADTU FREE STATE WELCOMES THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW MEC FOR EDUCATION Friday, 21 June 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers Union in Free State welcomes and congratulates, Dr Mantlhake Julia Maboya on her appointment as the new MEC for Education. Dr Maboya is not new in the education sector, having…

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SADTU IN KZN STATEMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW MEC FOR EDUCATION

SADTU IN KZN STATEMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW MEC FOR EDUCATION 20 June 2024  The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in KwaZulu Natal welcomes and congratulates the newly appointed MEC for Education,  Honourable Siphosihle Emmanuel Hlomuka. SADTU is hopeful and has confidence that the new MEC is…

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SADTU STATEMENT ON NATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2024

SADTU STATEMENT ON NATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2024 16 June 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) joins the country in commemorating the June 16, 1976, now declared National Youth Day. As a Union operating in the education sector, we have every reason to celebrate this day and the youth…

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SADTU LIMPOPO PROVINCE MEDIA STATEMENT ON THE HOSTING OF THE 04th MATRIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS

SADTU LIMPOPO PROVINCE MEDIA STATEMENT ON THE HOSTING OF THE 04th MATRIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the  Limpopo Province will be hosting the 04th Matric Excellence Awards arranged as follows: Date:          Friday, 07th June 2024 Venue:       Bolivia Lodge, Polokwane Time:         10H00…

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SADTU STATEMENT ON THE DEATHS OF 10 TEACHERS IN A HORRIFIC ACCIDENT IN LIMPOPO

SADTU STATEMENT ON THE DEATHS OF 10 TEACHERS IN A HORRIFIC ACCIDENT IN LIMPOPO 29 May 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) is mourning the 10 teachers who died in a tragic head-on collision between the taxi they were travelling in and a truck on the R521 Dendron…

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SADTU STATEMENT ON THE SIGNING OF NHI BILL INTO LAW

SADTU STATEMENT ON THE SIGNING OF NHI BILL INTO LAW 15 May 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) welcomes the signing into law the National Health Insurance (NHI) bill. The signing is indeed an historic moment, and it proves, once again, the ANC-led government’s commitment to improving the…

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SADTU STATEMENT ON THE GLENVISTA SECONDARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM FIGHT

SADTU STATEMENT ON THE GLENVISTA SECONDARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM FIGHT 06 May 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) demands justice and fairness in dealing with the fight between learners and a teacher at Glenvista High School. Even though the video of the fight is attracting comments from the public,…

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SADTU STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ DAY, 1 MAY

SADTU STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ DAY, 1 MAY   01 May 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) joins workers in South Africa and globally in celebrating International Workers’ Day, 1 May. The day serves, among others, to unite workers, renew the struggle against the exploitation of workers and…

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SADTU LEADERS AT COSATU.

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COSATU MAY DAY RALLIES- 1 MAY 2024

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COSATU MAY DAY RALLY.

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SADTU NORTH WEST CONDEMNS THE BURNING OF A TOSCA PRIMARY SCHOOL – MEDIA STATEMENT

SADTU NORTH WEST CONDEMNS THE BURNING OF A TOSCA PRIMARY SCHOOL – MEDIA STATEMENT 22 April 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the North West is disturbed by news that seven (7) classrooms of Tosca Primary School were burned in Tosca village under Kagisano Molopo Local Municipality….

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SADTU WESTERN CAPE LAUNCHES A CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COST CONTAINMENT MEASURES BY WCED

SADTU WESTERN CAPE LAUNCHES A CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COST CONTAINMENT MEASURES BY WCED 03 April 2024 The Provincial Executive Committee of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the Western Cape had a special meeting on Tuesday, 2 April 2024 and resolved to launch a campaign against…

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SADTU STATEMENT ON THE DEREGISTRATION OF EDUCOR INSTITUTIONS

SADTU STATEMENT ON THE DEREGISTRATION OF EDUCOR INSTITUTIONS                                                                                                           27 March 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has noted with concern the closure of Educor institutions which will affect close to 13 000 students and hundreds of lecturers and support personnel. SADTU welcomes the decision of the Department of…

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SADTU IN THE NORTH WEST IS DISTURBED BY ALLEGATIONS OF SELLING OF POSTS

SADTU IN THE NORTH WEST IS DISTURBED BY ALLEGATIONS OF SELLING OF POSTS 26 March 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the North West has noted with great concern the allegations of selling of posts around the Tshing Circuit in Dr Kenneth Kaunda District. The union views…

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SADTU WESTERN CAPE HOSTS A SUCCESSFUL DON PASQUALLIE MEMORIAL LECTURE

SADTU WESTERN CAPE HOSTS A SUCCESSFUL DON PASQUALLIE MEMORIAL LECTURE SADTU held a very successful Don Pasquallie memorial lecture at Bastiaanse Secondary School in Beaufort West on 12 March 2024.The lecture was hosted by the Karoo region, the smallest region in the province. It was well organised with performances by…

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Five months without pay for Deaf and hearing employees at Eastern Cape Special Schools

By: Jabulile Mbatha and Vicky Abraham The Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDOE) has shifted the blame to the National Treasury for the alleged non-payment and frozen positions of some of the Deaf and hearing employees in the special schools. Currently, some of the Deaf and hearing employees in the…

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MEDIA ALERT – SADTU TO HOLD A THREE-DAY NATIONAL GENDER POLICY REVIEW CONFERENCE

MEDIA ALERT – SADTU TO HOLD A THREE-DAY NATIONAL GENDER POLICY REVIEW CONFERENCE 05 March 2024 The leadership of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) will, on International Women’s Day (8 March) begin a three-day gender policy conference. To be held under the theme, “Inspire Inclusion,” the Policy Review…

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SADTU STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF THE COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT BILL BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

SADTU STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF THE COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT BILL BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY 01 March 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) welcomes the passing of the  Copyright Amendment Bill by the National Assembly. The Bill will now be referred to the President for his approval. SADTU seeks…

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SADTU FREE STATE Media Statement on false accusations by ATM

26 February 2024 SADTU FREE STATE Media Statement on false accusations by ATM The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in Free State notes the ill-informed, electioneering, panicking and reckless statement by the African Transformation Movement (ATM) where they falsely accuse SADTU of closing schools in Thabo Mofutsanyane on the…

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SADTU STATEMENT CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT OF TANZANIA TO RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF TANZANIA TEACHERS UNION LEADERS

SADTU STATEMENT CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT OF TANZANIA TO RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF TANZANIA TEACHERS UNION LEADERS 20 February 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) welcomes the release of Tanzania Teachers’ Union (TTU) General Secretary, Comrade Japhet Maganga and his colleagues last night. Comrade Maganga and his colleagues…

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SADTU DISTANCES ITSELF FROM SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS THAT LINK IT TO IFP PREMIER CANDIDATE IN KWAZULU NATAL

SADTU DISTANCES ITSELF FROM SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS THAT LINK IT TO IFP PREMIER CANDIDATE IN KWAZULU NATAL 19 February 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) is disturbed by social media posts that claim SADTU’s support of IFP’s Premier Candidate in KwaZulu Natal, Mr AT Ntuli. Last week, we…

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SADTU STATEMENT ON THE UNION BEING USED TO TARNISH THE IEC

SADTU STATEMENT ON THE UNION BEING USED TO TARNISH THE IEC 15 February 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) notes the unscrupulous campaign by some political parties to use the Union to tarnish the integrity of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). The latest to climb this bandwagon is…

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SADTU KWAZULU-NATAL STATEMENT ON THE DEMICE OF CDE NHLANHLA MNGWENGWE

SADTU KWAZULU-NATAL STATEMENT ON THE DEMICE OF CDE NHLANHLA MNGWENGWE The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in KwaZulu-Natal is in shock following the death of Comrade Mngwengwe Nhlanhla, the Chairperson of Vela Makhanya branch, who passed on the 12th of February 2024. At the time of his demise, Comrade…

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Lets Talk, A re Boleleng

COSATU General Secretary, Comrade Solly Phetoe will be our guest on A Re Boleleng Fridays( Lets talk) on #SADTUOnlineTV at 4:30pm on friday, 9 February 2024. Topic: Role of workers & trade unions in polotics; why workers should vote ANC.

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SADTU STATEMENT ON A VIDEO OF A LEARNER DRINKING ALCOHOL IN CLASS

SADTU STATEMENT ON A VIDEO OF A LEARNER DRINKING ALCOHOL IN CLASS 09 February 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) is shocked and distressed by a video of a learner drinking alcohol during a lesson in the classroom, circulating on social media platforms. This indeed is a sad…

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SADTU KZN MEDIA STATEMENT: WE MUST BRACE OURSELVES FOR ANOTHER NSNP CRISIS IN KZN

SADTU KZN MEDIA STATEMENT: WE MUST BRACE OURSELVES FOR ANOTHER NSNP CRISIS IN KZN 07 February 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has learned with shock about the Provincial Department of Education’s intention to terminate the employment of 27 employees working as Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors, Administration Clerks…

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REGISTER TO VOTE

SADTU urges all her members and South African Citizens not to miss another chance to register to vote for the #SAelections24. Voter Registration weekend 3-4 February. visit registration station near you or visit IEC website.

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SADTU EASTERN CAPE CONGRATULATES THE MATRIC CLASS OF 2023

SADTU EASTERN CAPE CONGRATULATES THE MATRIC CLASS OF 2023 24 January 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the Eastern Cape Province joins the rest of the citizens of the province in celebrating the spectacular performance of the matric learners who wrote the NSC examinations in 2023.  …

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SADTU WESTERN CAPE STATEMENT ON THE 2023 NSC RESULTS

SADTU WESTERN CAPE STATEMENT ON THE  2023 NSC RESULTS 22 January 2024 SADTU Western Cape applauds the class of 2023 on their performance in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. This demonstrates their diligence over their twelve years of education. We take note of the challenges that the learners encountered,…

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SADTU WESTERN CAPE STATEMENT ON THE 2023 NSC RESULTS

SADTU WESTERN CAPE STATEMENT ON THE  2023 NSC RESULTS 22 January 2024 SADTU Western Cape applauds the class of 2023 on their performance in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. This demonstrates their diligence over their twelve years of education. We take note of the challenges that the learners encountered,…

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THE SOUTH AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC TEACHERS UNION IN FREE STATE APPLAUDS THE MATRIC CLASS OF 2023

THE SOUTH AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC TEACHERS UNION IN FREE STATE APPLAUDS THE MATRIC CLASS OF 2023 22 January 2023 The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) in Free State joins the Free State people in celebrating the spectacular performance of matric learners who wrote the 2023 NSC examinations. This remarkable performance…

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MESSAGE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC TEACHERS’ UNION ON THE 112TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ANC

MESSAGE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC TEACHERS’ UNION ON THE 112TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ANC 08 January 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) joins the rest of South Africa in wishing the country’s ruling party – the African National Congress (ANC) well on its 112th anniversary. Formed on…

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SADTU WESTERN CAPE STATEMENT ON THE FATAL STABBING OF A LEARNER AT ZISUKHANYO SECONDARY SCHOOL

SADTU WESTERN CAPE STATEMENT ON THE FATAL STABBING OF A LEARNER AT ZISUKHANYO SECONDARY SCHOOL 16 November 2023 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the Western Cape expresses its sadness at the terrible news we received yesterday afternoon (15 November 2023) of a Grade 10 learner who was…

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MEDIA STATEMENT ON THE INTIMIDATORY STATEMENT BY THE EFF ON SADTU MEMBERS

SADTU STATEMENT ON THE INTIMIDATORY STATEMENT BY THE EFF ON SADTU MEMBERS 15 November 2023 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has noted with serious concern the statements made by the EFF regarding the participation of SADTU members as election officers. First, it is clear that EFF is still…

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SADTU EASTERN CAPE MEDIA STATEMENT ON THE KILLING OF TEACHERS IN LUSIKISIKI

15 November 2023 MEDIA STATEMENT SADTU EASTERN CAPE STATEMENT ON THE KILLING OF TEACHERS IN LUSIKISIKI The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union has noted with great concern and shock, the killing of teachers and our members in Lusikisiki area under the Gamalandile Gwayi Region since the beginning of the 2023…

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SADTU KWAZULU NATAL MEDIA BRIEFING ALERT

SADTU in KWAZULU NATAL will have a media briefing to address members and the public following the march that the union had on the 13th of October 2023 and the response recently received from the Provincial Department of Education. The details of the briefing are as follows: Date: 02 NOVEMBER…

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SADTU STATEMENT ON THE GENOCIDE IN GAZA

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU)’s National Working Committee (NWC) held its ordinary monthly meeting on the 31st of October 2023 and deliberated on a host of issues including the Gaza genocide by the Israel Defense Forces. The NWC noted with shock the inability of the United Nations (UN)…

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SADTU Eastern Cape statement on the commencement of the 2023 National Senior Certificate examination

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in the Eastern Cape Province wishes the 2023 NSC candidates best wishes as they start with their end of the year examinations. We know this is a culmination of twelve (12) years of schooling in the basic education sector. The journey has not been…

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SADTU NW celebrates World Teacher’s Day

24 October – The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in the North West Province (SADTU NW) is joining the rest of the world in celebrating Teachers in the month of October under the theme, “The teachers we need for the Education we want: The global imperative to reverse the teacher…

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SADTU statement on the start of the 2023 National Senior Certificate Examinations

SADTU STATEMENT ON THE START OF THE 2023 NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONS 23 October 2023 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) wishes the candidates who will be writing the 2023 National Senior Certificate (Matric) examinations all the best. The examinations begin on the 30th of October until the 6th…

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SADTU to train special needs school principals on the legislative amendments…

SADTU TO TRAIN SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL PRINCIPALS ON THE LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS REGARDING SEXUAL OFFENCES AND RELATED MATTERS. The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) will hold a training workshop for school principals from special needs schools to focus particularly on the recent legislative amendments regarding sexual offences – Criminal Law…

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SADTU NORTH WEST CONDEMNS ASSAULT OF EDUCATORS

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the North West Province would like to express their disgust at the violence against educators. The latest incident being the attack and assault of two (2) female educators by community members around Masamane village. The two educators were attacked by the community…

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STATEMENT ON UPCOMING SADTU KZN MARCH

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in KZN will be marching to hand over a memorandum of demands to the department of education in the province. Some of the issues that the march seeks to address include: 1. Non or late payment of financial allocations to schools (norms and standards)…

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SADTU NEC STATEMENT

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) held its ordinary National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting from the 28th to the 30th of September at Southern Sun Hotel – Kempton Park, Gauteng. The NEC manages the affairs of the Union and executes policies and programmes as decided by the National Congress….

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Northern Cape SADTU Media Statement on the appointment of acting HOD Mr Gedion Oliphant

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in the Northern Cape welcomes and congratulates Mr Gedion Oliphant on his new responsibilities as the acting HOD of the Northern Cape Department of Education. We are hopeful and confident as the union that under his leadership and extensive background in education he will…

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SADTU Media Alert – Union Takes Coding and Robotics to the Visually Impaired and Blind

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) is making inclusive learning and teaching a reality. SADTU, as part of the Teacher Union Collaboration (TUC) programme with other unions in education to complement the Department of Basic Education in training teachers on skills for a changing world, has partnered with Bona…

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SADTU Western Cape wishes the ANC in the Province a successful Provincial Conference

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in the Western Cape (SADTU Western Cape) wishes the African National Congress a successful 9th Provincial Conference. The conference is scheduled for 23 to 25 June 2023. This conference takes place after more than six years since the last conference was held at the…

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SADTU Free State Commemorates Women’s Day

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in Free State will on the 12th of August 2023 commemorate the Women's March of 1956 by hosting its second annual 23km Fun Walk to Winnie Madikizela Mandela's House in Winnie Mandela Town previously known as Brandfort. Part of the Fun Walk is to…

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SADTU Western Cape Media Statement On the Ongoing Taxi Strike and associated violence in the Western Cape

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in the Western Cape (SADTU Western Cape) is greatly perturbed by the ongoing violent Taxi Strike in the province where workers are intimidated, and the reluctance of the Western Cape Education Department to take a decisive step to close the schools in the affected…

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SADTU National Women’s Day and Month Statement

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) pays homage to women in South Africa as the country observes the National Women’s Day (August 9) and Women’s Month. The National Women’s Day takes its cue from the 20 000 women who on 09 August 1956 marched to the seat of apartheid…

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SADTU Statement on the Recognition of the South African Sign Language as the 12th Official Language

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) welcomes the recognition of the South African Sign Language as the country’s 12 th official languages. Today, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into law, the South African Sign Language Bill; this after the National Assembly approved the amendment of Section 6 of the Constitution…

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SADTU Statement On National Youth Day, June 16

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) today joins the country in commemorating the 47 th anniversary of the 16 th of June 1976 Uprising which is now called National Youth Day. Thousands of school children took to the streets of Soweto to march against the imposition of Afrikaans as…

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SADTU Free State Congratulates Matric Class of 2019

The South African Democratic Teachers Union in Free State received with appreciation the excellent performance by the matric learners of 2019. The province has improved its performance from 87,5% in 2018 to 88,4% in 2019, reclaiming the number one spot in the country. As SADTU in Free State we wish…

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SADTU condemns the killing of a learner

SADTU Gauteng is outraged by the rape and brutal killing of a Grade 9 girl, Simphiwe Sibeko who was a learner at Aurora Girls High school. She went to the local shop on Thursday, 2 April 2020 and never returned to her home. Regrettably, she was found dead in a…

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SADTU is saddened by the passing of Former Education MEC

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in Gauteng is saddened by the passing away of Comrade Ignatius Jacobs. Popularly know as Comrade Nash, Jacobs sacrificed immensely towards the struggle for the liberation of the African people in our country under the banner of the African National Congress. Amongst the…

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COVID19 claims the life of a teacher

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) is shocked and saddened by the untimely passing away of a teacher and member Tholakele Shandu through the COVID19 pandemic. Cde Shandu, was a teacher at Plattdrive Primary School in Isiphingo, South of Durban. She had suffered severe abdominal pains and was first…

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SADTU Special NEC Media Statement

A special meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has added its voice in urging South Africans to adhere to the call to abide by measures to stop the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic. The special meeting which took place at…

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SADTU calls on DHET to rise above politics and lead in the face of COVID-19

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to put it on record that it was one of stakeholders who attended the meeting called by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Training with stakeholders to deal with the COVID-19 threat in the post schooling education and training sector…

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SADTU statement on declaration of a National State of Disaster

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) welcomes the declaration of a National State of Disaster as announced by State President Cyril Ramaphosa in order to curb the spread of COVID 19. We commend this decisive action. As a union in the education sector, the decision to close down schools…

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SADTU Post NEC Meeting

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU), the largest union in the education and public service sector, is calling for more proactive measures from government towards curbing the spread of Coronavirus. The issue is one of many matters discussed at the Union’s National Executive Committee (NEC) on 6 and 7…

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SADTU Limpopo Province to host Matric Results Appreciation Function for Principals of Schools

The South African Democratic Teacher’s Union in Limpopo Province will host a function to honour principals of schools who excelled in the 2019 National Senior Certificate Matric Results. The awards will be extended to the principals of schools that attained more than 80% passes and have demonstrated excellent leadership qualities…

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SADTU to join Creatives and Activists in a picket outside the US Embassy

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU), the largest union in the education and public service sector shall join activists, academics, actors, artists and other creatives in a picket outside the United States Embassy on Monday, 24th February 2020 against the pressure the US is putting on South Africa not…

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SADTU to join Creatives and Activists in a picket outside the US Embassy

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU), the largest union in the education and public service sector shall join activists, academics, actors, artists and other creatives in a picket outside the United States Embassy on Monday, 24th February 2020 against the pressure the US is putting on South Africa not…

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SADTU Eastern Cape to honour Teacher Excellence

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the Eastern Cape shall honour more than 300 members who have excelled in their areas of specialisation that include among others, attaining more than 80% passes in the subjects they taught in the 2019 National Senior Certificate examinations, excelling in organising extra-curricular…

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SADTU mourns Teachers Tragic Death

SADTU Gauteng expresses shock and grief at the tragic death of three teachers who died in a fatal car accident on Sunday, 26 January 2020. They had been missing since Sunday and were identified by their respective families at the mortuary today. They were working at Riverlea High School. The…

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SADTU mourns Teachers Tragic Death

SADTU Gauteng expresses shock and grief at the tragic death of three teachers who died in a fatal car accident on Sunday, 26 January 2020. They had been missing since Sunday and were identified by their respective families at the mortuary today. They were working at Riverlea High School. The…

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SADTU Limpopo Province to host Matric Results Appreciation Function for Principals of Schools

The South African Democratic Teacher’s Union in Limpopo Province will host a function to honour principals of schools who excelled in the 2019 National Senior Certificate Matric Results. The awards will be extended to the principals of schools that attained more than 80% passes and have demonstrated excellent leadership qualities…

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SADTU Eastern Cape to honour Teacher Excellence

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the Eastern Cape shall honour more than 300 members who have excelled in their areas of specialisation that include among others, attaining more than 80% passes in the subjects they taught in the 2019 National Senior Certificate examinations, excelling in organising extra-curricular…

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SADTU welcomes the beginning of the 2020 Academic year

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) – the biggest union in the education and public service sectors – welcomes all teachers, lecturers, education support personnel and learners back to school in the start of the 2020 academic year. The year begins on a high note following the historic 81,…

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SADTU welcomes the beginning of the 2020 Academic year

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) – the biggest union in the education and public service sectors – welcomes all teachers, lecturers, education support personnel and learners back to school in the start of the 2020 academic year. The year begins on a high note following the historic 81,…

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SADTU Calls on the President to sign the Copyright Amendment Bill Now!

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union would like to wish the African National Congress a happy birthday as it marks 108 years since the historic founding of the people’s organization in Bloemfontein in 1912. History has it on record that at the epicenter of its founding, was the systemic exclusion…

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SADTU Calls on the President to sign the Copyright Amendment Bill Now!

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union would like to wish the African National Congress a happy birthday as it marks 108 years since the historic founding of the people’s organization in Bloemfontein in 1912. History has it on record that at the epicenter of its founding, was the systemic exclusion…

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SADTU in Mpumalanga welcomes the 2019 matric results

We wish to congratulate all learners who throughout the year made great sacrifices and dedicated themselves in order to achieve these sterling results. We further congratulate all teachers who toil and dedicate themselves to educate the nation. The majority of teachers do so under very difficult and trying conditions. We…

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SADTU statement on the 2019 NSC results of Kwazulu Natal

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in KwaZulu Natal welcomes the improvement in the performance of the province in the class of 2019. KwaZulu Natal moved from 76.20% in 2018 to 81.3% in 2019 thus making a big contribution towards the 81.3% average of the country’s performance. Whilst we…

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SADTU Limpopo Province media statement on the release of the 2019 NSC Matric Results

SADTU Limpopo Province welcomes the 2019 NSC Matric Results wherein the province obtained an overall performance of 73, 2 %, which reflects an overall improvement of 3.8%. We are particularly delighted by the fact that the province was able to break the psychological barrier of 70% which was last achieved…

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