Cape schools allowed to decay – Sadtu

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[…]

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Sadtu hits back after cash-for-teachers report

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[…]

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Motshekga must lay charges against officials: EFF

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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Sadtu accused of selling teaching posts

The SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) was fingered as the main culprit in a damning report into the alleged selling of teachers’ posts released on Thursday. “We are aware of the stronghold of unions in some provinces,” Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga told reporters in Pretoria. According to her task[…]

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Sadtu violating right to basic education: DA

The DA has laid a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) against the country’s largest teacher union claiming it has violated children’s right to education. This comes after the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) tried to stop the annual national assessments (ANAs) from going ahead this[…]

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Annual education assessments will happen despite boycott

The Department of Basic Education has given the assurance this year’s Annual National Assessments (ANAs) will go ahead, despite a call for teachers to boycott the tests. “As far as we are concerned the ANAs are going to happen as planned,” spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga told News24. The assessments are expected[…]

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Numsa will not participate in Cosatu

Eight affiliates of the Congress of SA Trade Unions have pledged not to participate in the federation’s meetings until the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) is reinstated. The national office bearers (NOBs) of the eight affiliates said this in a joint statement on Sunday. “The group of eight[…]

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Develop indigenous languages: Sadtu

African languages should be developed in schools so that they can become mediums of teaching, particularly in the foundation phase, the SA “All schools should be provided with human resources with regards to teaching in that language,” the union said in a statement. The congress also called for teacher training[…]

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Over-emphasis on assessments: SADTU

The implementation of Annual National Assessments (ANA) does not assist schools or the education system, the South African Democratic Teachers` Union (Sadtu) said on Sunday. “The purpose of tests and assessments are to secure customised interventions as identified,” the union said in a statement. “We cannot have a common tool[…]

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