School principals between a rock and a hard place on ANAs

2015-11-27 18:31

School principals nationally are walking on a knife's edge, weighing a department of education instruction to administer Annual National Assessments against the potential of widespread industrial action.

Teachers will not administer ANA tests - Sadtu

2015-11-26 11:14

Teachers will not administer the Annual National Assessment (ANA) despite the department of education saying it will go ahead, SA Democratic Teachers Union vows.

Sadtu backs Ramaphosa for ANC president

2015-11-24 15:41

The SA Democratic Teachers' Union has called on Cosatu to endorse Cyril Ramaphosa for the position of ANC president in 2017.

Sadtu receives 'hundreds of complaints' about teacher posts

2015-11-03 22:31

Sadtu in KwaZulu Natal said it has received “hundreds of complaints from schools” after the department of education issued its latest circular.

Sadtu gets me all worked up into a sweat

2015-11-01 15:59

People have called press conferences to brand me a liar on national television, so I’m a bit edgy.

Who’s testing our teachers?

2015-10-05 14:11

An education think-tank has called for a more stringent evaluation of teacher competence and says the current instruments are “woefully inadequate”

SADTU’s Mugwena Maluleke: Education hampered by bureaucracy, resist ANAs

2015-09-25 16:18

SADTU General Secretary says unions will resist the government’s intentions to go ahead with Annual National Assessments, the same way they fought against apartheid.

Dept violated agreement on assessments - teacher unions

2015-09-21 18:59

Government’s announcement that the Annual National Assessments will take place in December violates an agreement to develop a new "diagnostic tool” to replace them, teacher unions say.

DA questions decision to postpone ANA tests

2015-09-13 18:47

The opposition Democratic Alliance has questioned the decision to postpone the writing of the annual national assessments tests.

Annual education assessments will happen despite boycott

2015-09-03 19:02

The Department of Basic Education has given the assurance this year's Annual National Assessments will go ahead, despite a call for teachers to boycott the tests.


Support for ANC in local elections not a blank cheque - Sadtu

2015-11-26 12:17

Supporting the ANC is not guaranteed in next year's local elections, the SA Democratic Teachers Union has warned the ruling party, saying it intended giving its leaders an ultimatum.

Cosatu's biggest affiliate wants Ramaphosa for president

2015-11-25 07:16

Cosatu's biggest affiliate, Nehawu, has supported a proposal that the trade union federation endorse Cyril Ramaphosa as the ANC's next president.

Sadtu suspends jobs-for-cash official

2015-11-08 15:40

Teachers’ union Sadtu has laid charges against one of its KwaZulu-Natal leaders who allegedly sold a job at her school for a R1 000-a-month bribe.

Limpopo delays finals as poor schools scramble to copy exam papers

2015-11-03 15:25

Some Grade 10 and 11 final exam papers in Limpopo were photocopied in public copy shops because the department could only afford to provide one or just a few original exam papers for each school and subject written.

‘I bought my teaching job’

2015-11-01 05:45

A Durban teacher spills the beans on how he was asked to cough up R1 000 a month to a Sadtu PEC member and was dismissed when he stopped paying after a full year.

ANAs Debate: We need toilets and labs, not these expensive tests

2015-10-05 12:30

The Annual National Assessments have become a thorny issue. The basic education department and Sadtu go head-to-head

Sadtu violating children's right to basic education - DA

2015-09-23 16:03

The DA has laid a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission against the country's largest teacher union claiming it has violated children's right to education.

Motshekga takes on Sadtu

2015-09-20 06:12

Union says it will fight the Annual National Assessments ‘monstrosity’ with the same ferocity that apartheid was fought

Teacher unions thrilled as national assessments are postponed

2015-09-11 16:49

The basic education department has decided to postpone the administration of the Annual National Assessment to February next year following the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union’s decision to boycott the tests.

ANC warns of jobless crisis

2015-08-25 09:08

The ANC is concerned about the growing crisis of youth unemployment across Africa, according to documents released ahead of its national general council.

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