The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) strongly condemns Israel’s attack at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the planned evictions of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah/East Jerusalem. We condemn the Israeli military attacks against Palestinian protesters in occupied East Jerusalem, and airstrikes into Gaza that killed dozens of people including nine children.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) in Limpopo Province wishes to congratulate and welcome the appointment of Ms Khathutshelo Dedereen as new Head of the Department of the Limpopo Department of Education.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union in the Eastern Cape (SADTU-EC) wishes to express its excitement and pleasure in having fought fiercely and achieved a lot for the Grade R practitioners which we declared long time ago as vulnerable sector.
SADTU Northern Cape welcomes and congratulates the newly appointed HOD of Education, Mrs Moira Marais-Martin.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union in the North West (SADTU NW) strongly condemns the attack and multiple stabbing of a female educator attached to Tshegofe Primary School at Vaalboschloot.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union in the Free State province has noted, with concern, the recent increase in cases of people have who test positive of COVID-19. According to the latest statistics, Free State is identified amongst the three provinces that are leading in people who have tested positive.
The COSATU affiliated unions in the public sector (DENOSA, NEHAWU, PAWUSA, POPCRU, SADTU, SAEPU, and SAMATU), who commands the majority at the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) wish to update its members on progress around the ongoing salary negotiation in the public service.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) – the highest decision making body between congresses, convened a two day ordinary virtual meeting from 29 to 30 March 2021. The meeting was the first since schools officially opened for the 2021 academic year. Some of the issues the NEC deliberated on included organisational, labour, political, educational as well as socio economic matters.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union in Free State is enthusiastically awaiting the budget speech by MEC for Education, Dr Tate Makgoe on 25 March 2021. Unlike the State of Province of Address that did not speak to many issues affecting schools including the plight of ECD/Grade R practitioners, we expect the MEC to pronounce on the following:
The South African Democratic Teachers'Union (SADTU) joins the Zulu nation and millions of South Africans in mourning the death of the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu. King Goodwill passed away in hospital early morning of Friday 12 March 2021.
SADTU in KZN has observed that other provinces are extending the contracts of teaching assistants and general assistants employed in schools under the Education Employment Initiative (EEI). The initial contract end date was the 31st March 2021. We have noted that some provinces are extending to March 2022, while others extend to December 2021.
The South African Teachers’ Union in North West (SADTU NW) welcomes the matric results of 2020 and congratulate both the learners and teachers for the good performance. The Province notes that whilst there is a significant drop of 10, 6% as compared to the 2019 results, the class of 2020 demonstrated resilience, determination and hard work as the circumstances were very difficult due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union in Free State congratulates the matric class of 2020 for their sterling performance in the 2020 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. The Free State province has once again demonstrated the commitment of learners, parents, departmental officials, support staff and most importantly, the teachers by achieving 85.1%.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) welcomes the 2020 National Senior Certificate (Matric) results. The decline in the pass rate, compared to the 2019’s 81,3%, does not come as a surprise following the disruptions experienced in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Class deserves our outmost praise for enduring the most challenging year.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) has learnt, with great shock and sadness, about the passing on of King Cetshwayo District Municipality Mayor and former SADTU Vice President for Gender, Nonhle Mkhulisi. Cde Mkhulisi died of COVID 19 related illness on Wednesday, 3 February.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) in Mpumalanga is shocked to learn that Grade R practitioners were not paid their salaries this month.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) in KwaZulu-Natal has learned with shock and is greatly saddened by the news of the sudden death of KwaZulu Natal Education Labour Council (PELRC) Manager and former SADTU KZN Labour Officer, Comrade Dolin Singh.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) notes and welcomes the Department of Basic Education’s decision to delay the opening of schools from the 27th of January and allow the learners on the 15th of February depending on the virus’ behavior during the two-week delay. However, the SADTU does not agree with the call for educators and SMTs to report for duty from the 25th of January. The unions were not consulted.
SADTU in KZN is worried by the state of affairs in some marking centres. Since markers reported for duty there are cases where the Union has intervened on, which include a large number of teachers who did not have accommodation. SADTU urges teachers to take the call seriously for them to indicate if they need the Department to organize accommodation for them.