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.

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.

Zuma: Ngcobo to probe public sector pay

2013-08-26 17:11

Former chief justice Sandile Ngcobo will head up the Presidential Remuneration Commission on pay in the public sector, says President Jacob Zuma.

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.

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.

Sadtu condemns Motshekga's 'underwear'

2013-04-26 22:37

The SA Democratic Teachers' Union has criticised the conduct of some of its members during a protest march.

Don't punish teachers, Cosatu warns

2013-04-24 18:49

Cosatu has warned Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga not to take action against protesting teachers.

Protesters try to force way into Union Buildings

2013-04-24 15:04

Police have struggled to control thousands of striking teachers' union members who pushed through police barriers in an attempt to enter the Union Buildings.

Strike and be disciplined, teachers warned

2013-04-23 22:27

Teachers joining a planned SA Democratic Teachers' Union protest march will face disciplinary procedures, the basic education department says.

Sadtu to march in Pretoria, Cape Town

2013-04-23 12:00

Planned marches by at least 25 000 members of the SA Democratic Teachers' Union in Pretoria and Cape Town will go ahead, the union says.

Dept, Sadtu at impasse over strike

2013-04-22 22:44

The basic education department and Sadtu have failed to agree on whether a planned march by teachers is legal.

Sadtu: Go slow still going

2013-04-11 16:57

The SA Democratic Teachers' Union is pleased with the conduct of members in their work-to-rule action, spokesperson Nomusa Cembi says.

Protesters: Angie, your time is up

2013-03-08 18:56

About 100 people have protested peacefully outside the department of education building on Stalwart Simelane Street in Durban.

Sadtu wants education DG fired

2013-02-12 19:54

Disgruntled SA Democratic Teachers' Union members have protested in Pretoria, demanding the axing of basic education director general Bobby Soobrayan.

Emphasis on pass rate a mistake - DG

2013-01-02 21:42

Putting too much emphasis on the matric pass rate is a mistake and could damage the education system, Basic Education director-general Bobby Soobrayan says.

Textbooks: Sadtu wants thorough probe

2012-10-10 21:08

An investigation into the conduct of basic education director general Bobby Soobrayan must leave no stone unturned, teacher union Sadtu says.

Zuma: Probe education DG over textbooks

2012-10-05 20:12

The director general of the department of basic education must be investigated, based on the report of the presidential task team into late textbook deliveries in Limpopo, the presidency says.

Group wants education DG fired

2012-08-06 22:54

Basic education director general, Bobby Soobrayan should be fired, the Equal Education organisation says.

400 mud schools in SA - department

2010-10-28 19:40

A total of 400 schools in South Africa are built of mud, according to a basic education department document.


Acting education DG appointed

2014-03-31 20:26

Former special adviser to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will become the acting director general of basic education.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

ANCWL: Hands off Motshekga

2013-04-25 17:18

The ANC Women’s League has come out in support of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga following Sadtu's call for her and her director general Bobby Soobrayan to resign.

Cosatu threatens to join teachers

2013-04-24 16:47

If calls by protesting Sadtu members are not heeded, Cosatu members will join them on the streets, its Western Cape secretary Tony Ehrenreich has vowed.

Sadtu march gets going in Cape Town

2013-04-24 12:29

Hundreds of Sadtu members have started marching to Parliament in Cape Town.

Sadtu protest a threat - Cope

2013-04-23 17:39

A national protest planned by the SA Democratic Teachers' Union poses a threat to the country's education, Cope says.

Pupils asked to take day off, join protest

2013-04-23 10:23

Cosatu and teachers' unions have asked high school pupils to take a day off to join a protest march against education inequality.

Durban teachers call for minister's head

2013-04-17 17:49

Hundreds of SA Democratic Teachers' Union members have picketed outside the education department's Durban office.

Mantashe takes on education union

2013-03-10 14:11

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has accused the SA Democratic Teachers' Union of failing to appreciate the importance of education.

Motshekga must go, says Sadtu

2013-03-05 16:56

Teacher union Sadtu has called for Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to resign, saying it has lost confidence in her.

Sadtu commends matric results

2013-01-03 13:33

Sadtu has commended teachers for their contribution towards the improved matric pass rate, while slamming the Department of Basic Education director general Bobby Soobrayan.

Motshekga defends education D-G

2012-11-09 10:50

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has defended her director general Bobby Soobrayan, who is under investigation for late textbook deliveries in Limpopo.

Sadtu: Leave no stone unturned

2012-10-10 14:53

An investigation into the conduct of basic education director general Bobby Soobrayan must leave no stone unturned, says Sadtu.

Textbooks dumped for joyride

2012-08-19 14:30

A Limpopo education official dumped textbooks meant to be delivered to schools so he could use a state vehicle for joyrides, it has been reported.

Motlanthe concerned about education

2010-11-29 14:17

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has expressed concern about flaws in the education system, saying the government is working on an improvement plan.

Young, inspired teachers needed

2010-10-28 17:38

An adequate supply of young, inspired teachers is part of the government's long-term plan to improve public schools, says an official.

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