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.
SADTU is saddened by the untimely passing of Superintendent General, Cde Temba Kojana. This is a devastating blow to our Union because as the province, we had had to work with acting HODs until his appointment. It is with immense sorrow that we mourn the untimely passing Cde Temba who was a founding member of SADTU.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) is saddened by the news of the passing on of the President of the National Teachers' Union (NATU), Allen Thompson. He was elected as the President of NATU in 2018 after having served as the Union's Deputy President in the previous term.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has received with great shock and sadness the reports about the passing on of the General Secretary of the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU), Cde Koena Wilson Ramotlou on the 2nd of January 2021. This happens just after he was elected as the General Secretary at SAMWU’s 12th National Congress last month and hardly a week after we lost the sitting General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).