South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) has welcomed the announcement that pharmaceutical company, Aspen will within days, provide 300 000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for South African teachers. It says the doses will come from abroad and won’t be part of the two million doses that[…]
The Western Cape Health Department said that it planned to vaccinate more than 42,000 teachers swiftly once it got the FDA’s green light to administer the Johnson & Johnson jab. Over 200,000 vaccine shots have already been administered in the province and authorities are hoping to scale up even further.[…]
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has accused government of a lack of progress in the COVID-19 vaccine roll out. It says because two doses of the Pfizer vaccine are required, the process is incomplete. According to the Department of Health’s latest report, 870 477 people have received[…]
The Basic Education Department has gazetted a new set of rules that may see teachers found guilty of sexual misconduct banned indefinitely from working at any South African school. The new terms and conditions of employment were gazetted on last week Friday by Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Some of the[…]
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[…]
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