Numsa and Vavi face suspension

2014-04-06 19:53

Both Cosatu's reinstated secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi and Numsa could find themselves suspended, while Sadtu's suspended president believes he will be fired within the week.

Sadtu welcomes Soobrayan's re-deployment

2014-04-01 15:58

The SA Democratic Teachers' Union has welcomed the re-deployment of basic education department director general Bobby Soobrayan.

Satanism cases in township schools

2014-03-23 20:54

At least 2% of Satanism-related cases have been reported in township schools in South Africa, the SA Democratic Teachers Union says.

Cosas welcomes Soobrayan ruling

2014-02-20 12:27

Students group Cosas has welcomed the disciplinary hearing ruling that basic education department director general Bobby Soobrayan is not guilty of wrongdoing.

Basic education DG acquitted

2014-02-18 19:44

Basic Education Director General Bobby Soobrayan has been found not guilty of wrongdoing, department spokesperson Panyaza Lesufi says.

Sadtu wants 'workaholic' teachers

2014-01-14 20:08

The SA Democratic Teachers' Union has called on teachers to promote a "workaholic environment" at schools.

Class of 2013 did well - Sadtu

2014-01-07 08:33

The SA Democratic Teachers' Union has welcomed the 2013 matric pass rate, praising the dedication and hard work of both pupils and teachers.

Cops called as Sadtu drops by KZN school

2013-11-11 22:19

Police have been called to a Durban high school when six SA Democratic Teachers' Union representatives demanded to speak to their four members at the school.

Violence against teachers must stop - Sadtu

2013-10-28 08:08

Violence against teachers must stop and the harshest sentence should be taken against those who attack teachers, Sadtu has declared.

Vavi supporters threaten action

2013-10-27 09:21

Angry South African Teachers’ Union members are threatening to storm the organisation’s headquarters in Johannesburg as the row over union president Thobile Ntola’s suspension deepens.

Sadtu: Ntola's suspension difficult

2013-10-25 14:39

The decision to suspend Sadtu president Thobile Ntola was not made lightly, the union's deputy president Magope Maphila says.

Anglicans - Sadtu members change or resign

2013-10-04 22:39

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has called on church members in the SA Democratic Teachers' Union to transform the union or resign.

KZN reschedules matric trial exams

2013-09-03 12:04

The KwaZulu-Natal education department has rescheduled its timetable for the matric trial exams as some schools were prevented from collecting trial papers and papers were not sent to schools.

Remuneration body gazetted - Zuma

2013-08-26 22:02

President Jacob Zuma says the terms of reference of the Presidential Remuneration Commission on pay in the public sector have been finalised and gazetted.

Vavi to know his fate soon

2013-08-14 22:15

General secretary of the Congress of SA Trade Unions Zwelinzima Vavi will soon know if he faces sanction for bringing the federation into disrepute.

Sadtu head suspended amidst Vavi affair

2013-08-13 22:17

Sadtu president Thobile Ntola has been suspended from the union.

Zille grasps SA education - Motshekga

2013-08-06 19:38

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille understands the problems bedevilling the education sector, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Vavi apologises to Cosatu, SA

2013-08-02 12:00

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has apologised to its members and the country following recent allegations that he raped a colleague.

Western Cape school closures set aside

2013-07-31 13:12

Two judges have set aside a decision to close 17 Western Cape schools at the end of last year, saying the reasons for the closures were inadequate and irrational.

Sisulu hits snag with Sadtu

2013-06-19 13:59

Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will meet teacher union Sadtu regarding teachers' pay, MPs have heard.

School closures in 'children's interest'

2013-06-10 19:45

The process leading to the decision to close 17 Western Cape schools was procedurally fair, lawyers acting for the provincial education department have argued.

Sadtu: Racism rife at Free State schools

2013-06-05 19:40

Racism is rife at schools across the Free State and requires an investigation, the SA Democratic Teachers' Union says.

Motshekga gives in to Sadtu demands

2013-05-06 22:22

The SA Democratic Teachers' Union has suspended all protest action after Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga agreed to meet a host of its demands.

Gender body wants talks with Sadtu

2013-05-04 07:19

The Commission for Gender Equality intends meeting teacher union Sadtu about the conduct of its members during a recent march, the commission says.

Sadtu denies getting panties letter

2013-05-01 07:53

Cosatu and teacher union Sadtu have denied receiving correspondence from Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga which was published as an open letter.


Cops called to separate Cosatu affiliates

2014-04-06 12:00

Riot police have been called into a Durban hotel to keep Numsa members separated from other members of Cosatu affiliates.

Zuma will explain about Nkandla - ANC

2014-03-30 15:33

The ANC seemingly has tried to buy time by deciding to let Parliament deal with the public protector’s report into the use of taxpayers’ money at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead.

No Vavi, no money, says Sadtu ECape

2014-03-09 10:44

Sadtu in the Eastern Cape has reportedly threatened to withhold up to R2m in membership fees from Cosatu in protest against the suspension of Zwelinzima Vavi.

Sadtu angry Soobrayan acquitted

2014-02-19 05:30

The acquittal of Basic Education Director General Bobby Soobrayan has been met with anger by the SA Democratic Teachers Union.

Sadtu: Ramphele unfit for politics

2014-01-30 11:49

AgangSA founder Mamphela Ramphele is not fit for politics as she has already failed her first test in leadership, the SA Democratic Teachers' Union says.

Sadtu: Free education will stop unemployment

2014-01-13 10:06

The ANC's commitment to free education at all levels would ensure the eradication of illiteracy and unemployment, says the SA Democratic Teachers' Union.

Sadtu pays tribute to Mandela

2013-12-06 14:37

Former president Nelson Mandela changed the lives of not only South Africans, but people around the world, Sadtu says.

Ramaphosa wants tests for teachers

2013-11-07 07:11

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa believes that competency tests should be reinstated for teachers, according to a report.

Grade 6 pupils beat teachers at maths

2013-10-27 19:31

A University of Stellenbosch researcher has found that some Grade 6 pupils are outperforming their teachers in maths tests.

Gigaba criticises doomsayers

2013-10-25 17:56

ANC heavyweight Malusi Gigaba has criticised opposition parties and NGOs for telling foreign countries South Africa has failed since achieving democracy.

Sadtu slates Anglican Church

2013-10-07 09:05

The SA Democratic Teachers' Union says it is angered at the Anglican Church of Southern Africa's call for church members in the union to transform it or resign.

Matric trials continue despite Sadtu go-slow

2013-09-04 13:05

KwaZulu-Natal matric pupils will write their life orientation trial exam, despite a go-slow by Sadtu teachers, the union says.

Matric marker tests deferred

2013-08-27 20:50

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says that not all those marking this year's matric exam papers would have done a test to demonstrate their competence.

Don't leave ANC - Mantashe

2013-08-21 22:21

The ANC would drift to the right if the working class opted to abandon the party, Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says.

Sadtu president suspended - report

2013-08-14 08:49

SA Democratic Teachers' Union president Thobile Ntola has been suspended for allowing Cosatu's Vavi to address Sadtu in the Eastern Cape, according to a report.

Stand against gender injustice: Vavi

2013-08-10 07:34

Congress of SA Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has called on the public to stand against all forms of injustice faced by women and girls.

Sadtu denies Vavi support

2013-08-05 22:15

The SA Democratic Teachers' Union has denied supporting Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi's apology for an extra-marital affair.

Zille must quit: ANCYL

2013-07-31 19:26

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille should quit after a court decision to set aside a decision to close 17 schools, the ANC Youth League says.

Disciplinary hearing for education DG

2013-07-23 14:33

A retired judge has been appointed to preside over the disciplinary hearing of basic education director general Bobby Soobrayan, the department says.

MEC wants Sadtu to pay for schools

2013-06-11 19:23

The Western Cape wants teacher union Sadtu to pay the legal costs should 17 schools in the province lose their legal battle to stay open.

DA disgusted by school racism

2013-06-06 17:17

The DA has condemned apparent racism at a Bloemfontein school.

Police urged to find Sadtu leader’s killers

2013-05-10 13:10

The police must arrest the killers of SA Democratic Teachers' Union [Sadtu] regional KwaZulu-Natal leader Nathi Zondi, the SACP says.

Motlanthe: Teachers are role models

2013-05-04 20:10

Teachers are viewed by society as models of moral excellence and transmitters of culture, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says.

Cabinet condemns panties display

2013-05-02 14:20

The display of women's underwear during a teachers' strike last week was "anarchic", Cabinet said on Thursday.

'Angie's panties' heading for court

2013-04-28 21:28

The ANCWL intends approaching the Equality Court after protesting teachers displayed a pair of panties they said belonged to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

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