South Africa’s biggest education union SADTU celebrates its 23rd birthday today. The Union was born on the sixth of October 1990 in at Nasrec in Johannesburg at a function addressed by former State President Nelson Mandela. Today, the Union celebrates its growth and achievements. From a union which started with close to 30 000 membership, today SADTU has grown to 260 000 members making it the biggest teacher union which now no longer focus on working amongst teachers only but everyone who works in the education arena.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has expressed anger and disgust at the Anglican Church’s resolution calling on its followers who are also SADTU members to transform the Union or resign. They further accused the Union of corruption and laziness.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union is extremely disappointed at the passing of the Transport Law and Related Matters Bill into law that would allow SANRAL to collect e-tolls on Gauteng freeways.
SADTU in the Free State will request an urgent meeting with the department of education to discuss the issue of safety and security in schools following recent incidents of violence which put the lives of learners and workers in some schools in danger. At Mamello Secondary School in Virginia, teaching and learning was disrupted last week Wednesday
This update seeks to provide information on the process of resolving the parity dispute as well as provide clarity on the decisions of the Central Executive Committee which was held from 16-18 September 2013 in the Federation`s Head Office, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The update is necessitated by the continuous spreading of lies through the media by those advocating for the split of COSATU. We do so because an organisation is a body of people - not one person acting alone - who share common purpose and goals and this obligates SADTU to perform c
This dispute was referred to the ELRC by SADTU on 5 April 2013. It was referred as an interest dispute, its nature described as other. In summarizing the facts of the dispute SADTU stated as follows: Our members who are educators are receiving a lower pay progression of 1% as opposed to the rest of the Public Service workers who are receiving a 1.5% pay progression.
It has been reported that one learner, Zikhona Mogapi a Grade One learner, has died after falling into an uncovered swimming pool at the school on Sunday. Zikhona’s death is one too many at this school in less than three years when four learners died in a fire in 2010.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union in Free State notes the released statement by the Free State Department of Education wherein the Department is calling on parents to support the writing of Annual National Assessment (ANA).
A special National Executive Committee took place on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 in Braamfontein, Gauteng. The NEC discussed the posture of SADTU on the issue of the conduct of the General Secretary of COSATU, Cde Vavi, in preparation for the special Central Executive Committee of COSATU scheduled for the 14 August 2013.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) continues in its fight to have a collective agreement signed between teacher unions and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in 2011 and unilaterally withdrawn by (DBE) without consulting with the unions, be reinstated.
A total of 400 principals from four provinces are to receive training on instructional leadership and governance through SADTU’s School Management Team (SMT) training programme. The first two two-day training workshops have been concluded with great success in Gauteng.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union would like to correct the misleading information spread by the media stating that the union supported COSATU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi’s apology.
The court ruling by the Cape High Court to have the 17 schools that were earmarked for closure by Premier Helen Zille and Education MEC Donald Grant remain open has vindicated SADTU.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union Investment Holding Company (SIHOLD) – SADTU’s investment arm , together with the Union, “Inspired change and made every day a Mandela Day” with a donation of uniforms to learners of Tshukutswe High School in Ga-Matlala Village in Limpopo yesterday.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) will, together with its investment company SIHOLD, donate uniforms to all 240 Tshukutswe High School learners in Limpopo as part of celebrating Mandela Day 18 July under the theme “Inspire change, make everyday a Mandela Day”.
While we welcome the announcement of new ministers and deputy ministers by President Jacob Zuma, we would like to express extreme disappointment over the fact that the changes did not affect the Department of Basic Education.
We have noted the regrettable remarks by the incumbent director general of the Department of Basic Education Bobby Soobrayan advocating for the early exit of experienced teachers from the system to make way for new ones. Firstly we mus
As South Africa commemorates the 37th anniversary of the June 16 Soweto uprisings, SADTU would like to pay tribute to the youth of that era and urge today’s youth to fashion themselves around the 76 youth.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) sends its best wishes to former President Nelson Mandela who was admitted in hospital in the early hours of this morning.
SADTU’s more than 260 000 members join millions in South Africa and the rest of the world in keeping our most revered icon Madiba and his family in our thoughts and prayers.
We wish Madiba a speedy recovery.
ISSUED BY: SADTU Secretariat
Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners in the Mpumalanga province will march to the offices of the MEC for education on Thursday, 06 June 2013.