The South African Democratic Teachers Union has advised educators who are not ready to return to school on Monday to apply for normal leave as the concession agreement for them to work from home expires. All teachers who were granted concessions to work from home during the nationwide lockdown have[…]
Teaching unions have put their voice behind calls for the temporary closure of schools – at least until after the peak of coronavirus infections in the country has passed. Answering questions at a presidential imbizo on Wednesday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa said discussions with key stakeholders in the education sector[…]
The South African Democratic Teacher’s Union (Sadtu) in the Western Cape says the feeding scheme rolled out at provincial schools on Wednesday, will defeat attempts to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The provincial Education Department says it has put aside about R 18 million towards the feeding scheme for[…]
The South African Teachers Union (SAOU) has revealed that the majority of teachers do not approve of the content prescribed in the controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) curriculum, according to their research. The union says that one of the biggest concerns it has is that the curriculum does not offer[…]
The demolition of two Manenberg schools to make room for a new hospital has not gone uncontested. While the Manenberg community is believed to be on-board after being promised a “skills school”, other stakeholders have questioned the validity of the plans. The phasing out of pupil intake at Sonderend Primary[…]
The demolition of two Manenberg schools to make room for a new hospital has not gone uncontested. While the Manenberg community is believed to be on-board after being promised a “Skills School”, other stakeholders have questioned the validity of the plans. The phasing out of pupil intake at Sonderend Primary[…]
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) says the Department of Education is not doing enough to ensure the safety of teachers at schools. This comes after a 17-year-old learner was sentenced for stabbing his teacher to death with a sharp object, after accusing him of failing him, at Manyeding village near[…]
Security needs to be stepped up at schools to ensure teachers and learners are safe and can concentrate on their learning. Regional Chairperson of Sadtu, Amos Diale, has said this while addressing a memorial service for 7-year-old Shelton Karuweruwe, who was stabbed to death in his school’s toilets last week. Shelton[…]
Schools across the Western Cape will remain open tomorrow despite the planned strike action by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu). The trade union has promised a complete shutdown around the country, as it protests against the national minimum wage and other labour issues. There are a number[…]
By Abubaker Abrahams Education activists and trade unions believe concerns around the safety of learners and teachers in gang affected communities are not being handled with urgency. This comes in the wake of increased gang violence in high risk areas of the Cape Flats, such as Manenberg, Hanover Park, Lavender[…]
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