The 1st Deputy President of SADTU who is current the acting President The National Office Bearers of SADTU The entire leadership of SADTU from various levels of the organisation The leadership of the federation present here today The Alliance leadership present Comrades delegates,
Comrades delegates, you have who refused to bow to pressure when others were arguing that SADTU should just be a professional association and you said we want SADTU to be a trade union because you defined yourselves as workers and today you have build this union into colossal fortress to which teachers run when they are under attack .
We are truly humbled by your presence in this celebration hosted by the ELRC in our beautiful province of KZN under the UNESCO slogan " A call for teachers". We feel honored and privileged indeed to stand before you today as the teachers of our country. It is a great honour for us a a union to be amongst you, the nation builders of our society. We are truly inspired by your courage, motivation, dedication, passion,