Support demoralised teachers, Sadtu asks education dept

2016-01-13 15:50

Teacher morale is at an all-time low, the South African Democratic Teachers Union says, and has asked the education department to support them in the new academic year.

KZN education dept head a 'liar' - Sadtu

2015-12-28 15:10

The South African Democratic Teachers Union in KwaZulu-Natal has accused the provincial department of education of post-fixing and non-payment of increases for Grade R teachers in 2015.

Sadtu accused of selling teaching posts

2015-12-17 16:02

The SA Democratic Teachers Union has been fingered as the main culprit in a damning report into the alleged selling of teaching posts.

Jobs-for-cash scam: Money, murder and maths

2015-11-30 06:00

Thokozani Mkhwanazi was gunned down at his high school on November 11 after he became the frontrunner for the position of headmaster at a nearby primary school.

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 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.

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.


KZN education dept apologises for failing to pay teacher increases

2015-12-28 17:11

The KwaZulu-Natal education department has apologised over the non-payment of increases to Grade R teachers for 2015, saying the oversight was an “administrative error”.

Motshekga must lay charges against officials - EFF

2015-12-18 22:53

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.

Motshekga to freeze teacher posts after releasing damning report

2015-12-17 12:43

Teacher and principal posts must be frozen in some provinces, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has said at the release of an interim report about the alleged selling of posts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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