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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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