Angie Motshekga: 267 teachers fired in 2 years

2014-07-31 17:21

A total of 267 public school teachers have been fired over the past two-and-a-half years, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

A further 631 were suspended, and 249 placed on “precautionary suspension”, during the same period.

In a written reply to a parliamentary question tabled by DA MP Gordon Mackay today, she said the figures were for all provinces except KwaZulu-Natal, where such information was not available in time.

The totals include the 2012/13 and 2013/14 financial years, as well as the period from April 1 this year to date.

According to the reply, 242 of the teachers involved in the disciplinary actions were SA Democratic Teachers Union members.

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