Limpopo protests affecting schools - alliance

2015-01-20 11:32

The protests in the Malamulele area in Limpopo that have prevented pupils from attending school are "extremely concerning", the education alliance says.

Sadtu welcomes KZN probe

2014-11-25 19:13

Sadtu has welcomed a decision by KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Peggy Nkonyeni to establish a committee to investigate how and where the department spends its money.

ANA assessments not working - DA

2014-10-06 18:47

The DA says it agrees with Sadtu's view that the Annual National Assessments are not working.

Opposition parties good for nothing – Nzimande

2014-10-02 21:53

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has launched a scathing attack on opposition parties in his speech at the SA Democratic Teachers Union’s eighth congress.

Salaries to be reviewed - Zuma

2014-10-02 20:21

President Jacob Zuma says the salaries of teachers and health professionals are being reviewed.

Sadtu KZN case struck off roll

2014-10-01 22:20

An urgent application by Sadtu's KwaZulu-Natal branch against its national office has been struck off the roll for lack of urgency.

SADTU court decision bittersweet

2014-09-24 10:56

The Eastern Cape High Court ruling in favour of the SA Democratic Teachers Union national executive committee against the union's Eastern Cape leadership is bittersweet, Sadtu says.

Task team urges matric shake up

2014-08-03 08:31

The recommendations of a ministerial task team on the way matrics are taught and tested could set in motion a major shakeup of our education system, the Sunday Times reports.

Sadtu should know its place - DA

2014-07-15 21:13

The DA has called on government to put the country's largest teachers' union in its place.

Fedsas supports teacher posts' probe

2014-05-22 11:47

The Federation of Governing Bodies of SA Schools (Fedsas) has lent its support to the ministerial investigation into alleged corruption in teacher appointments.

I was maliciously targeted - Sadtu president

2014-05-21 22:13

Expelled SA Democratic Teachers' Union president Thobile Ntola has vowed to appeal against his expulsion.

Sadtu expels president

2014-05-19 20:03

The SA Democratic Teachers Union has expelled its president, Thobile Ntola.

Teachers torch classrooms protesting new principal

2014-05-16 22:20

A fire at the Phafogang Secondary School in Soweto, has been started after teachers refused to accept the appointment of a new principal.

Principals kidnapped in 'promotions racket'

2014-05-11 13:02

A Durban and Mpumalanga principal have been kidnapped and told they would be killed if they returned to their jobs, a report says.

Zuma taken aback by Sadtu racketeering

2014-05-04 11:00

City Press reports that President Jacob Zuma has approved the establishment of a commission of inquiry into Sadtu job promotion racketeering.

How Sadtu sells posts

2014-04-27 17:04

If you’ve got R30 000 or more to donate, the teachers’ union has the job you’re looking for.

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.


Tone down matric euphoria - Sadtu

2015-01-06 10:03

The education department needs to place as much emphasis on the other grades as it does on matric, teachers' union Sadtu says.

Probe into teacher jobs-for-money scam

2014-11-02 16:01

A task team has begun investigating the alleged selling of teacher posts, the basic education department says.

Unions demand 15% pay hike from government

2014-10-03 11:57

South Africa's main public service unions, which collectively represent around 1.3 million workers, are demanding a 15% salary hike from government.

Sadtu a beacon of hope - Motshekga

2014-10-02 20:56

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says that the SA Democratic Teachers' Union is a beacon of hope, having made huge progress since apartheid when schools were "on fire".

Teach indigenous languages - Zuma

2014-10-02 15:24

President Jacob Zuma says teaching indigenous languages at schools should be made a priority.

Sadtu: Over-emphasis on tests, assessments

2014-09-28 21:09

The implementation of Annual National Assessments does not assist schools or the education system, the South African Democratic Teachers` Union has said.

Sadtu: Madonsela using position to attack ANC

2014-09-01 12:19

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela must stop using her office to "attack the ANC", the SA Democratic Teachers' Union says.

Ousted Sadtu members to form new union

2014-07-19 19:02

Expelled and suspended members of the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union have resolved to form a trade union, according to a report.

Sadtu plans KZN mass action

2014-06-04 21:32

Teachers' union Sadtu has threatened mass action if the KwaZulu-Natal education department did not address what it called long-outstanding issues.

Ntola defends R10 000 monthly allowance

2014-05-22 07:00

Expelled SA Democratic Teachers' Union president Thobile Ntola says a director of one of the union's service providers helped him with money at pressing times.

Ntola abused his position, says Sadtu

2014-05-21 18:30

Expelled Sadtu president Thobile Ntola was allegedly getting a R10 000 monthly allowance, that could amount to R300 000, from a service provider, the union claims.

Motshekga, unions discuss jobs racket

2014-05-18 16:39

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has met unions to discuss an alleged racket in the appointment of school jobs.

More unions implicated in teaching posts scam

2014-05-14 22:13

Numerous unions could be involved in alleged job promotion racketeering, the National Congress of School Governing Bodies says.

IFP happy with results

2014-05-08 19:28

The Inkatha Freedom Party says it is happy with the preliminary results that have put the party in fourth place.

Motshekga to probe 'posts for sale'

2014-05-02 13:38

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is set to launch a probe into allegations of job promotion racketeering by Sadtu members.

Sadtu unaware of cash-for-jobs claim

2014-04-27 13:18

Teachers' union Sadtu says it is not aware that teachers are reportedly paying some of its officials at least R30 000 in return for principal and deputy principal jobs.

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.

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