The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) joins millions of patriotic and peace loving South Africans in congratulating Comrade Cyril Ramaphosa on his election as president of the country. Cde Ramaphosa's appointment marks the dawn of a new era for South Africa; an era we hope will bring about unity, firm and decisive leadership in dealing with corruption, economic growth and lead the country towards a prosperous trajectory.
SADTU condemns in the strongest terms possible the conduct of the Reiger Park Secondary School principal who is appearing on a video sexually abusing learners.Such conduct from a teacher cannot be tolerated for it is downright unprofessional and criminal.
SADTU Gauteng condemns the brutal attack on peaceful demonstrators at Hoerskool Overvaal in Vereeniging. This justified demonstration follows a disappointing court judgement on Gauteng Department of Education's to place 55 grade 8 learners. The assertion of lack of capacity to accommodate these learners is used to block transformation and keep the school as the sole preserve for White Afrikaners.
South Africa's biggest union in the education sector, the South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU), would like to welcome all teachers and learners back to school when the 2018 school year begins on Wednesday, 17 January.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) is shocked and saddened by the death of a teacher who was allegedly stabbed to death by a learner whom he accused of failing him. We condemn this killing in strongest terms. The death of a teacher is one too many. His death is a loss to the profession, his family and society at large.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union in Eastern Cape congratulates the matric class of 2017 for the improved performance in the 2017 NSC examination. As the organisation we welcome the results with a strong belief that the Province has a potential to do better.
The South African Democratic Teachers'Union (SADTU) is the largest union in the education sector representing more than 260,000 teachers and education workers. SADTU welcomes the 2017 National Senior Certificate (Matric) results. The Matric Class of 2017 is the fourth Grade 12 cohort to write these examinations under the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) and the 10th cohort to sit for the National Senior Certificate. We believe the system is gradually maturing, hence the improved results. In 2016, the pass rate was 72,5% and this year, we have recorded a 75.1% pass rate.