South African Democratic Teachers Union

Type: Organization
Name: South African Democratic Teachers Union
First reported Oct 25 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 1 reports

Illegal mine threatens school

A MULTI-MILLION rand building constructed to house a state-of-the-art school remains unfinished and vacant more than four years after its scheduled completion.Instead, an illegal opencast coal mine is encroaching on the current Mzamo High School in Blaauwbosch, ... [Published Sowetan - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Sadtu gives progress the middle finger

During their recent national congress, the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) rejected progressive and much-needed steps that are aimed at addressing challenges and shortcomings in our education system.It is indeed disappointing, to say the ... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

UNEMBARGOED: We need a political morality beyond populism

IF HISTORIAN and academic Niall Ferguson is correct in saying that the success of a civilisation is not measured only by its aesthetic achievements, but more importantly the duration and quality of its citizens’ life, then it is fair to say that SA and ... [Published BDlive - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Visit Opens up Lines of Communication in Sterkspruit

The Chairperson of the Committee, Ms Nomalungelo Gina, voiced satisfaction and said the importance of the visit was that it has opened the lines of communication between district officials and organised labour.The Committee was taken through the challenges, ... [Published Noodls - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

LETTER: Get numbers right first

I AGREE strongly with Mark Barnes’s article ( Unity must start with education , October 13) — his logic, argument and conclusion are profoundly correct. We have to unite behind a common vision of our combined future, but before we do that we need to agree ... [Published BDlive - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Sadtu calls for better working conditions for teachers

The general secretary of South African Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) Mugwena Maluleke says teachers have played a huge role in developing a proper foundation for learners in schools.Maluleke says the development of a teacher is also important to ... [Published SABC - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

ANAs ‘won’t be scrapped’

Cape Town - The Annual National Assessments will continue, the Department of Basic Education has said following a call by the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) for it to be replaced.Controversy has surrounded the Grade 9 assessments as the ... [Published IOL - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 2 reports

New Sadtu leader has tough task ahead

BENONI - Magope Maphila’s first order of business will undoubtedly focus on healing divisions within the union.As part of his first address as Sadtu president, members were also advised not to take media reports about the ailing education system too ... [Published ENCA - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

Sadtu - We Don't Need No National Assessments

[Daily Maverick]The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) held its eighth national conference over the weekend. The union wants more pay, less division, greater support for the ANC and less focus on Annual National Assessments. What's new?S ... [Published AA South Africa - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 1 reports

Sadtu elects new leader after Vavi controversy

The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) has new leadership.- eNCAData delayed by at least 15 minutes. Data delayed by at least 15 minutes. Data delayed by at least 15 minutes. ... [Published ENCA - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 5 reports

Zuma calls for united and stronger Sadtu

President Jacob Zuma has called for unity in teachers union South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu).He says the unity of the Sadtu and Cosatu will lead to the successful implementation of ... [Published SABC - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

TAKING EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA TO THE NEXT LEVEL

By More MatshedisoPRETORIA, Oct 3 (NNN-SA NEWS) -- South Africa's Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, says a lot of progress has been made in improving the standard of education in the country but more needs to be done to take education to the ... [Published NAM News Network - Oct 03 2014]

Quotes

"Communist do not form a separate party opposed to the other working class parties. They have no interests separate and apart from those of the proletariat as a whole. They do not set secretarian principles of their own, by which to shape and to mould the proletariat movement"
"The five classes have been closed due to teachers having headaches from inhaling the gases from the mine" the man told Sowetan
"As Cosatu, we are currently seized with the task of working to achieve the unity and coherence of the federation, on the assertion and the reaffirming of the founding principles of the federation."
"Political decay occurs when political systems fail to adjust to changing circumstances. When the surrounding environment changes and new challenges arise, there is often a disjunction between existing institutions and present needs. Those institutions are supported by legions of entrenched stakeholders who oppose any fundamental change" he says

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A lesson in shifting the teacher vacancies blame [Published Mail & Guardian Online - 4 hours ago]
The significance of SADTU [Published Politicsweb - Oct 25 2014]
Illegal mine threatens school [Published Sowetan - Oct 25 2014]
Sadtu gives progress the middle finger [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Oct 24 2014]
Army drills gangsters [Published Weekly.co.za - Oct 24 2014]
New Mpumalanga schools sweep the board [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Oct 24 2014]
Wage talks likely to amplify ideological differ... [Published BDlive - Oct 24 2014]
Battle for Cosatu gets underway [Published SABC - Oct 21 2014]
UNEMBARGOED: We need a political morality beyon... [Published BDlive - Oct 20 2014]
New union to challenge Cosatu [Published Dispatch Live - Oct 18 2014]
Visit Opens up Lines of Communication in Sterks... [Published Noodls - Oct 17 2014]
Matrics ‘will not deliver the goods’ [Published Dispatch Live - Oct 16 2014]
LETTER: Get numbers right first [Published BDlive - Oct 15 2014]
Matric markers' quality satisfactory without co... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Oct 15 2014]
Sadtu wants kids taught in mother tongue [Published Weekly.co.za - Oct 10 2014]
Single textbook option slammed [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Oct 10 2014]
SADTU MASS ACTION MARCH [Published Stanger Weekly - Oct 10 2014]
Sadtu calls for better working conditions for t... [Published SABC - Oct 09 2014]
Teacher shortage still haunts Eastern Cape schools [Published East London Express - Oct 09 2014]
If Motshekga doesn't pay up she could be taking... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Oct 08 2014]
Hogarth: 13 March 2011 [Published Times Live South Africa - Oct 07 2014]
ANAs ‘won’t be scrapped’ [Published IOL - Oct 07 2014]
We need more teachers to make the grade [Published IOL - Oct 07 2014]
Sadtu sacrifices children's futures on altar of... [Published Times Live South Africa - Oct 06 2014]
SADTU right and wrong about ANAs - Annette Love... [Published Politicsweb - Oct 06 2014]
New Sadtu leader has tough task ahead [Published ENCA - Oct 06 2014]
Sadtu - We Don't Need No National Assessments [Published AA South Africa - Oct 06 2014]
Sadtu aims to end infighting and fix policy [Published BDlive - Oct 06 2014]
Prioritise teaching of African languages – Sadtu [Published City Press - Oct 06 2014]
Sadtu: We don't need no National Assessments [Published Daily Maverick - Oct 06 2014]
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