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[…]
The Public Protector has launched an investigation into South Africa’s professional body for teachers following allegations of financial mismanagement and nepotism. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has begun an investigation into the SA Council for Educators (Sace), due to allegations that unqualified officials were appointed to positions that were not advertised.[…]
Over one million pupils are set to head back to school across the Western Cape for 2017 academic year, according to the Western Cape Education Department. The commencement, however, is not without hiccups, with placements and a lack of infrastructure plaguing hopes for a smooth transition into the new year.[…]
A recent report released by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) revealed that more than 200 teachers in the Province continue to employ corporal punishment methods to discipline pupils. The report has initiated a debate about the continued struggles of teachers who are faced with disruptive pupils. While parents have[…]
The SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) in the province has accused the Western Cape Education Department of neglecting to carry out proper maintenance work at schools, and allowing the facilities to fall into “ultimate decay”. This comes after two schools, Uitzig Secondary and Beauvallon Secondary, were recently found by structural[…]
Education department officials are the corrupt ones, not Sadtu, a senior union official claimed on Sunday. But this allegation was rejected by an education spokesperson, who told News24 this was impossible. The SA Democratic Teachers Union came out strongly against the basic education department on Sunday, accusing senior officials of[…]
The Economic Freedom Fighters has called on Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to press criminal charges against officials implicated in the alleged selling of teachers’ posts. “This must be done as a decisive step towards healing the system of corruption in terms of illicit awarding of positions,” EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni[…]
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