The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is in the processes of taking bursary applications for the 2019 academic year for learners and students wishing to study at public TVET Colleges and Universities. Furthermore, we are entrusted to manage and administer the Fee Free Education Bursary as announced by government in 2017 for implementation starting in 2018.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union, the largest union in the education sector, has met the 2018 Medium Term Budget statement with caution. The Union welcomes the fact that the Statement continues to prioritise education, health, social and community development, However, it has brought unease to our members who are public servants.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU), the largest trade union in the education sector and an affiliate of COSATU, is expecting new ideas from the recently appointed Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in his medium-term budget policy statement.
The South African Democratic Teacher Union in the North West (SADTU NW) the largest trade union in the education sector, conveys its best wishes to 34 860 candidates who will be writing their 2018 National Senior Certificate Examinations in the North West Province.
Democracy and human rights are not a gift of nature. Their underlying values are to be instilled to future generations. This is the unwritten clause in the assignment of the teaching profession globally. Pedagogy and didactic methods imbued with democratic values should inform all teaching, irrespective of the subject. This is a formidable challenge, particularly in non-democratic countries, where sometimes educators are required to pursue ideological or religious objectives set by the state; but also in countries where school systems are expected to first and foremost serve the needs of markets and the economy educating future consumers, leaving educators little time or space to contribute to the development of responsible citizens. Educating for democracy requires that educators are properly trained, qualified and that they enjoy the professional freedom needed to carry out that task.
The three agreements not only gives effect to the mandate of the Council to maintain labour peace in the public education sector, but also seeks to fulfil the vision of the National Development Plan in terms of basic education to improve the conditions of service of educators, and in terms of Collective Agreement 3 of 2018, uphold the Constitutional rights of the child.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) salutes the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) for concluding three crucial collective agreements that will ensure among others, the protection of the rights of a child and improve conditions of service of educators.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU), the largest trade union in the education sector, conveys its best wishes for success to the 796 542 candidates who are writing their 2018 National Senior Examinations (Matric). The exams began today with 37 340 learners doing the first practical examination in Computer Examinations Technology. The examinations will get into full swing on Monday, 22 October 2018 with the writing of languages.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU), the country's largest teacher and education workers union, joins millions of teachers around the world in celebrating October 5 - World Teachers' Day.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) is having a Cultural Festival in the Eastern Cape on the 4th and 5th of October, 2018 under the theme, "Celebrating the Nelson Mandela Centenary through Cultural Diversity."
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) wishes the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), a successful 13th National Congress that begins on Monday, 17th and ends on 20th September, 2018 at Gallagher Estate in Midrand.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union in the North West is shocked and saddened by the death of a teacher who was allegedly stabbed by a learner. We condemn this barbaric and criminal act in the strongest terms. We call on law enforcement agencies to fully investigate the matter and for strong action to be taken against the learner.
The Eastern Cape Province has been rocked by an apparent increase in the numbers of our members attacked by learners at schools. The latest victim is the Principal of Osborn Senior Secondary School in Mt Frere who was attacked last Friday and suffered a big gash on the forehead on top of his left eye.
SADTU in KwaZulu Natal convenes this media briefing to share with her general membership and the public at large her direct involvement in community activities designed to lift our people out of miseries and poverty created by an uncaring system of capitalism. The PEC of SADTU in December 2017 mandated the leadership to embark on activities and programmes that reflect the true character of SADTU as a revolutionary organisation whose struggle for social change should manifestly go beyond the four walls of the classroom.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) fully supports the #TotalShutDown march to the Union Buildings against women abuse.
As the Mandela Month draws to a close, SADTU in the North West will honour this world statesman and icon by paying a visit to Maano Secondary School and donating sanitary towels to close to 300 learners.
SADTU mourns with all families whose sons died or lost their manhood and limbs in initiation schools. The callous deaths of these young men causes untold pain, devastation and heartbreak to the families, society and the Union. Close to 20 initiates have died in the Eastern Cape this year.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) joins millions in South Africa and the rest of the world in celebrating 18 July: Nelson Mandela International Day. This year the day also marks the centenary of the birth of this world icon.