Court acts over unpaid teachers

2013-06-07 08:29

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

East London - The Eastern Cape education department was at risk of having some of its assets attached if teachers continued to be unpaid, The Times newspaper reported on Friday.

The Eastern Cape High Court in Grahamstown on Thursday invoked the State Liability Act, which allowed for attaching state property if government did not pay its bills.

This was due to the salaries of temporary teachers, now employed permanently, not being paid.

The court authorised 17 short-staffed schools to employ teachers without reference to the department if the department failed to act within 15 days.

According to court papers, there were 8 698 vacant teaching posts in the province.

The case was brought by the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) acting on behalf of the Centre for Child Law.

The LRC asked the high court in August last year for an order that would force the provincial and national education departments to employ staff.

The provincial department employed 2 354 temporary teachers this year, some of whom were not paid on time.

Read more on:    port elizabeth  |  east london  |  education

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

Men.24 Model of the Week: Wendy from Cape Town

Find out more about our featured model, Wendy from Cape Town

 
 

You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.