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.
SADTU in KwaZulu Natal (KZN) has noted the appointment of Comrade Kwazikwenkosi Mshengu by Premier, Cde Sihle Zikalala. We congratulate MEC Mshengu in his new yet overly challenging posting.
SADTU Northern Cape welcome and congratulate the newly appointment MEC for Education, Hounaroble Macollen Jack. The Premier, Dr Zamani Saul voiced out in his inaugural speech that education is a very critical department and his plan is to get it back on the right path.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) in Free State congratulates the appointment of Mme Sisi Ntombela as one of the female premiers. Her appointment confirms the commitment of the movement on female representation in senior government positions.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) in Mpumalanga congratulates Comrade Refilwe Tsipane on her election as Premier of Mpumalanga. This appointment substantiates the commitment of the movement to increase the number of women in executive positions.
SADTU Limpopo Province wishes to take this opportunity to welcome the appointment of the new MEC for Education in Limpopo, Cde Polly Boshielo. Cde Boshielo needs no introduction as she is an avowed educational activist who has shown great passion and dedication towards matters educational. She comes across as someone who is highly decorated academically and her scholarship is quite diverse.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) - the largest union in the education sector is joining millions of workers in South Africa and all over the world in celebrating International Workers' Day, May 1.
We, the 140 delegates gathered at Woodlands Lodge in Parys, representing over 14 000 members in the province, attended the Provincial General Council (PGC) convened under the theme “Restore the character of SADTU as a Union of Revolutionary Professionals, Agents of Change and Champions of Peoples Education for Peoples Power, in pursuit of Socialism”. Our meeting is dictated by our constitution which directs the PGC to adopt policy issues of major importance in between conferences.
SADTU Limpopo Province has noted with great concern the persistent allegation of corruption levelled against the MEC of Education, Kgetjepe Ishmael as reported in the City Press newspaper.
Following numerous defamatory statements and utterances made by leaders of the South African Liberated Public Service Workers' Union (SALIPSWU), Thobile Ntola and Mbuyiseni Mathonsi against the South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) and certain of its leaders, SADTU and the affected leaders have initiated legal proceedings in both the Durban and Pretoria High Courts to sue for damages arising out of these reckless and defamatory statements.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) welcomes the conclusion of the South African Council of Educators (SACE) and the South African Police Service investigations into allegations that the Provincial Secretary of SADTU in KZN, Nomarashiya Caluza, did not have initial professional teaching qualifications and/or that her academic qualifications were fraudulent. The mere conclusion of these investigations, never mind the outcomes thereof, is very important to ensure that both SADTU and the Provincial Secretary can focus on their core business of serving members and the work she was elected for respectively.