Teachers’ union the Suid Afrikaanse Onderwysers Unie (SAOU) says it will continue engaging with government to ensure the continuity of the school year amidst the second wave of the coronavirus. Schools are set to reopen on January 27. The SAOU says that so far, 1 059 teachers have lost their[…]
Palestinian teachers in the West Bank on Thursday began a strike demanding that the government pay their delayed salaries in full. The General Union of Palestinian Teachers called on public school teachers across the West Bank to strike after the Palestinian government announced that it would pay the public sector[…]
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[…]
More teachers in Cape Town schools are getting infected with Covid-19, with the latest case confirmed on Tuesday. In a Facebook post, the principal of Heathfield High School confirmed that a teacher who was last on the premises 10 days ago had tested positive for the coronavirus. A colleague who[…]
A visit to Israel by a delegation from the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has raised eyebrows, with some accusing the department of conducting the trip under a veil of secrecy. The visit was widely condemned on Thursday after photos of WCED official Karen Dudley circulated on social media, in[…]
By Anees Teladia The recent incident involving a local madrasa teacher being accused of assaulting a 10-year-old boy for misbehaving in class has raised flags and questions surrounding the treatment of children in madrasas. Corporal punishment has for years been a commonly used method to instil discipline in youth attending[…]
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[…]
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.[…]
The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is taking action after discovering loopholes in their vetting system. The action comes after the accidental employment of a paedophile as a tutor at a local school in Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain. The WCED plans to take action by strengthening their vetting system that will[…]
Two hundred and twenty-two teaches in the Western Cape have been found guilty of corporal punishment in the last year. That is the statistic provided by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) for the 2015/16 financial year. Spokesman Paddy Attwell tells the Cape Argus the WCED found there was no[…]
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