SADTU National General Council held in October 2013 took a decision that the National Executive Committee must develop an approach on the developments in Eastern Cape province. In pursuance of this decision the National Executive Committee developed a programme which included amongst others holding meetings with the Provincial Working Committee, Provincial Executive Committee, Regional Executive Committees and Teacher Forum.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union in Free State representing over 14 000 members is disturbed by the new tendencies developing in the Province which seek to undermine the Constitution of the Union.
SADTU Limpopo Province held a Special Provincial Executive Committee on the 04th March 2014 at its Provincial Office to reflect, analyze and review the latest developments regarding the state of provisioning for education in the e province. The meeting further discussed and adopted an election programme geared towards mobilizing for the ANC’s decisive election victory in the upcoming 07th May 2014 general elections.
Members of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the Central Region of Gauteng are ready to go on strike over the 0,5% disparity on pay progression and all outstanding issues that have been ignored by the DBE.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) will celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day in the Free State province on the 6th and 7th of March under the theme – Quality for Women is Progress for All. The International Women’s Day is celebrated globally on the 8th of March in appreciation for women in general and their economic, political and social achievements.
SADTU welcomes the budget speech presented by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in parliament yesterday afternoon.
The presentation has again shown the President`s commitment to education as a powerful tool to confront challenges such as unemployment, poverty and inequality. The allocation which has been increasing since 2009 demonstrates his understanding of the role
The province wants to concur with the statement released by our national office that we are extremely concerned with the return of the “suspended” Director General to the National Department, who has caused a collapse to collective bargaining process in the country. We experienced a level of stability in his absence and fear that his return will result in eroding the gains we had made in his absence.
The South African Democratic Teacher’s Union (SADTU) is saddened by the death of a learner Archie Khumalo in a stabbing incident on Tuesday at Reti secondary, Mpumalanga. It is understood that the tragic altercation involved a Grade 9 Khumalo and Grade 10 Pupil when the former was fatally stabbed to death.
SADTU in the Free State is disappointed and angered by the conduct of Department of Education to return Director General Bobby Soobrayan to the office, despite the glaring evidence that he has messed up our education and that educators have not benefited since being in charge of the administration.
The National Program of Action when it was suspended it was on the basis that consideration has been undertaken and SADTU’s demands will not fall by the wayside.
The National Working Committee of the South African Democratic Teachers Union having met in preparation of the upcoming National Executive Committee reflected on a number of issues that required its urgent attention. After extensive deliberation, the collective resolved as follows:
South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has echoed President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma’s words during his State of the Nation Address that South Africa is indeed a good country to live in. In a speech that not only reflected on the year but the twenty years of the new democracy the President managed to soberly judge the situation by further acknowledging that the country still faced the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. He did not shy away from the challenges facing South Africa such as high unemployment and the strength of the rand but highlighted plans that have been put in place to alleviate the situation.
SADTU Limpopo Province is appalled by the latest display of insensitivity and total disrespect shown by the MEC of Education, Dikeledi Magadzi towards principals of underperforming schools in the province. In a carefully choreographed media spectacle the MEC decided to throw caution to the wind and fired a tirade at the poor principals without due regard to their human dignity and respect which forms part of their basic human rights. In a highly condescending manner the poor principals were called one by one to make a public declaration of how they were going to improve the results of their schools.
The latest political somersaulting of Dr Ramphele vindicates us and confirms that she is indeed not fit for any political office. Frankly, we are not surprised by the spectacular collapse of the marriage of convenience that she had entered into with the neo-liberal and anti-transformation Democratic Alliance.
The KwaZulu Natal progressive education alliance launches its programme on 07 February 2014 at Curries fountain. The launch will be addressed by Blade Nzimande and Angie Motshega on their capacity as both Ministers of Higher and Basic Education respectively as well as Buti Manamela the National Secretary of the Young Communist league but on his capacity as the youngest Member of Parliament. We also hope that Malusi Gigaba the Minister of Enterprises will also grace the function and so will be the KwaZulu Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu, MEC of Education Ms Peggy Nkonyeni as well as other MEC’s from the province.
The announcement by the DA to nominate Dr Mamphela Ramphele as its presidential candidate has not come as a surprise to many SADTU members. Dr Ramphele and DA’s Helen Zille are birds of the same feather which flock together. They share the same political, economic and above all, education views. They both share a deep disrespect for teachers more specifically SADTU members.
As schools open doors for the 2014 school year tomorrow (15 January 2014) SADTU’s National Office Bearers’ will visit schools in some of the provinces to monitor readiness on the first day of school.
SADTU welcomes back all members and teachers to the 2014 school year. The year begins on a positive note following the resounding 78,2% 2013 Matric pass – the best in 10 years. The country owes the good result to you as teachers. Many of you teach in poorly resourced schools where you sometimes have to dig from your own pockets in order to find resources to teach. As the Union strives to contribute towards the delivery of quality public education,
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has welcomed with open arms, the ANC’s election manifesto delivered by President Jacob Zuma in Mpumalanga on Saturday.
We hope and trust that the manifesto which focuses on among others, education, health, rural development, decent work, sustainable housing and basic services, building integrated human settlements,
SADTU would lie to congratulate the 2013 Matric class, teachers, parents and families of the learning for the good results. We also appreciate the work that has been put in by the various provinces to achieve the 78,2% overall pass rate – the best ever in the 19 years of our new democracy. The many hours spend by the candidates and their families to make