The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in Gauteng has noted with outrage the Afriforum letter sent to the Premier of Gauteng Province, Honourable David Makhura dated 20 November 2019. This grouping seeks to drag us into its racist fight against the MEC for Education and Youth Development, Honourable Panyaza Lesufi.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) in Free State has noted with disappointment the racist remarks by one white teacher employed at Windburg Combined School. The teacher, whose name is known, uttered racist remarks on the WhatsApp Group of the Windburg Combined School, abbreviated "WHS Staff" after a white teacher was appointed as principal. The said teacher posted the message, ".......... is net BAIE bly dis nie die swart adjunk nie, dan het ek dadelik bedank".
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU), the largest union in the education and public service sector, is not impressed by the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) which was delivered on the backdrop of an economy that is forecast to grow at a disappointing 0,5% in 2019.
SADTU Gauteng welcomes the return of all her members to their workstation this morning. This follows the latest demand by the remaining teachers and learners that they return. The call was in support of our longstanding call for the return of the teachers to the school.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU), the largest union in the education and public sector, wishes all the 790 405 learners who will be writing the 2019 National Senior Certificate (Matric), best of luck.
SADTU Gauteng expresses disappointment in the conduct of the Eldorado Park Secondary School Governing Body and a group of community members. We had made a huge progress towards resolving the issue of the return of eighteen (18) teachers to their workstation. The union has been pursuing all available avenues to resolve the impasse. We had also resolved to suspend our protest action in favour of engagements.
The union is dismayed but not surprised by the DA's cheap politicking in its recent article depicting its obsession with SADTU. This vitriol spewed is clearly desperately intended to damage the image of the Union as always.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) salutes all teachers and particularly her members for their dedication, passion and hard work sometimes under trying circumstances, as the world celebrates October 5, World Teachers’ Day.
Members of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) - the largest union in the public service sector have shown confidence in their leadership; they re-elected the National Office Bearers back into office.
Kindly find attached documentation relating to the implementation of the pay progression, resulting in the development of new salary scales for educators for the attention of all SADTU Members:
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) wishes to congratulate Comrades Mugwena Maluleke (SADTU General Secretary) for his re-election as Education International (EI) Vice President for Africa Region and Mabutho Cele (SADTU Deputy President) for his election as the Convener of the Commonwealth Teachers Group (CTG)
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) in KwaZulu-Natal notes the announced programme of Education MEC, as reported in the Daily News: 22/07/19 p.3, to meet with principals whose schools got below 65% pass rate. Whilst SADTU appreciates any leader who is prepared to meet with subordinates, we are concerned about the timing of these visits. It is already the third term of the year and schools are working on concluding their programmes and will soon be engaging in revision.
SADTU in Free State notes with appreciation the Province's Education Budget as tabled by the MEC, Dr Tate Makgoe on the 16th of July 2019. The budget responds to many issues that the union has been raising if we are to get our education right in the province.
SADTU in KwaZulu Natal welcomes the 2019/2020 budget speech for the Education department delivered by the MEC, Comrade Kwazi Mshengu. The MEC’s maiden budget speech is well-balanced and to a larger extent covered the important programmes of the Department comprehensively. It gives hope for intellectual migration towards excellence provided the funding of all programmes shall not be compromised unduly so.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in the North West held a successful Provincial General Council (PGC) from Friday 12 until Saturday 13 July 2019 at Orion Safari Lodge, Rustenburg.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in the Eastern Cape, held a successful Provincial General Council (PGC) from Friday 12 until 13 July, 2019 at Regents Hotel in East London.
With the increase of violence in schools that affect the provisioning of quality public education, SADTU Free State has played a pivotal role in the convening of school safety summit by Free State Department of Education on 22 - 23 February 2019. The summit emerged with concrete resolutions, which resulted in the establishment of provincial steering committee to monitor implementation of these resolutions.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU), the largest union in the public service sector, held a successful National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting scheduled for 31 May to 1 June, 2019 at SADTU Village in Kempton Park.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union in the Free State, in its Provincial General Council held on 12-23 April 2019, repositioned itself to play its revolutionary task by pledging support to communities affected by Cyclone Idai in neighbouring countries. The Provincial General Council considered the important role that the union should play to instil ubuntu amongst learners, teachers, parents and society at large, especially in instances of disaster.
SADTU Gauteng notes the change in the deployment of MEC for Education from Comrade Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko to Comrade Panyaza Lesufi. We also note and welcome the incorporation of youth development into this portfolio as this will help to address high levels of unskilled and unemployment youth. We acknowledge the complexity of constituting an executive which includes listening to the voices of stakeholders and the citizens. We congratulate the Executive and all other comrades deployed to the legislature in various capacities. All hands on deck now.