Eastern Cape call for teachers slammed

2012-11-08 19:52

Johannesburg - The advertising of 3 650 teaching posts by the Eastern Cape education department came under fire on Thursday.

"The department has falsely advertised the availability of 3 650 teaching posts," Democratic Alliance spokesperson Edmund van Vuuren in a statement.

"The department actually intends to cut 3 932 teachers from the system in 2013."

Education MEC Mandla Makhupula had already conceded the department would not fill the posts, advertised in a departmental bulletin on 30 September.

It was criminal and unethical to publish false information, and the advert should be immediately withdrawn, Van Vuuren said.

For 2012, 64 752 teaching posts had been declared, but for next year, this amount had been reduced to 60 820, due to a funding shortfall.

The DA would lead a march of concerned citizens to the department's headquarters in Bhisho on Friday.

"We will deliver a memorandum of demands aimed at saving our teachers," he said.

Provincial department spokesperson Loyiso Pulumani said: "It is difficult for me to comment without seeing the statement."

  • badladballie - 2012-11-08 21:13

    What a joke....poor pupils don't stand a chance with this crowd.

      vandross.ntshegi - 2012-11-09 01:42

      Mxm did you expect something?, from who?

  • ann.tyrrell.395 - 2012-11-09 06:44

    And my daughter, a highly qualified foundation phase teacher has deceided to also become one of the many SCATTERLINGS OF AFRICA to take up a post in the UK.

      mikel.kiparski - 2012-11-10 12:27

      there are only about a million white tax payers left,with the average age being 38 of 4million making the average age of white tax payers about 48++,including pensioners.

  • marc.ross.965 - 2012-11-09 13:19

    Has anyone else had this stomache bug? I have been passing very loose Zuma's all day. And it smells like the ANC.

      mikel.kiparski - 2012-11-10 12:09

      The cure 4 that is PERTH

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