Emanating from a meeting by and between the five teacher unions on Wednesday, 4 August 2021, it was confirmed that all unions have been approached by the media to comment on the intention of the DBE to approach Cabinet in regard to the possible reduction of social distancing in primary schools from 1m to 0,5m.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union has been monitoring the reopening of schools with the purpose of ascertaining whether all schools are ready for reopen and begin with their teaching and learning. The reopening for the third term takes place with teachers, learners and parents having a lot of uncertainties informed by the incidences of the past two weeks which could not leave out schools. About 137 schools were reported as having been vandalised, some had break-ins whilst others suffered arson damages.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has strongly condemned the wanton destruction and looting of businesses and infrastructure that first took place in KwaZulu Natal this past weekend before spreading to parts of Gauteng and other provinces.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) – the highest decision making body in-between congresses, met virtually from 29 to 30 June to deliberate on organisational, educational, labour, socio-economic, political and international matters.
The 23rd of June 2021 has been announced as the start date for the vaccination of teachers and other education workers. This progressive move is welcomed by SADTU in KZN based on the understanding of how critical it is for teachers and education workers to be prioritised for the vaccine. Teachers and education workers are vulnerable as a result of the nature of work they do.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in Gauteng is outraged by the barbaric incident of the killing of the Buyani Primary school principal this morning. Comrade Lazarus Baloyi was serving as SADTU Ennerdale Branch Secretary at the time of his untimely death.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has learnt, with shock and sadness, about the passing of its former National Treasurer, Comrade Disebo Mabote. SADTU conveys its deepest and heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and colleagues in the education fraternity.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in the North West Province is deeply concerned about the rising attacks and violence meted out to educators by members of the community.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) wishes to express its sincere and heartfelt condolences to its sister union, the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (NEHAWU), family and friends of the late Spokesperson Cde Khaya Xaba. The news of the passing on of Cde Xaba were met with deep shock and sadness.
The Eastern Cape South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU-EC) Wishes to express excitement, pleasure and Support in the appointment of the New SG ( Dr Naledi Mbude). We are delighted as we have been under a dark cloud as the Province since the demise of Cde Kiro T.S. Kojana (May His Soul Rest In Eternal Peace so as to Rise in God's Glory).
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union in the North West (SADTU NW) shall honour more than 50 schools that performed well in the 2020 academic year. The various categories of schools that will be awarded include Quintile 1-3 schools that accomplished between 90 - 100 %, those that performed between 80-90%, Top Quintile 4 schools and Best Rural schools.
SADTU Gauteng is dismayed by the report of alleged rape of Umqhele Secondary school learner in Ivory Park. The Grade 10 learner was allegedly raped by a teacher who is currently on the run. This incident has caused an uproar to the extent of disruption of schooling in the area.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union in the North West (SADTU NW) has noted, with concern, the failure by the North West Department of Education to provide schools with revised Post Provisioning Norms (PPNs) two weeks into the new term. What concerns the Union most is that schools with huge enrolment, after submitting the 10-day snap surveys, are left in limbo to find solutions on their own.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union has convened this media conference after the Provincial Executive Committee, which sat over the weekend. This media conference will deal with the decisions of the PEC on several issues that affect teaching and learning. The PEC acknowledged that it was held when there are concerns about the increasing numbers of new infections recorded by day.
SADTU Gauteng is outraged by violent criminal behaviour meted out to the principal of the Laerskool Theresapark school.This barbaric action has been widely shared through a video clip circulating on social media platforms.
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.