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Pandemic hobbles learners’ futures

South African schools have yet to open for the 2021 academic year and experts are sounding the alarm over lost learning time, especially in the crucial grades one and 12

Sadtu says Motshekga bowed to pressure from Umalusi to allow rewrite

The teachers union and several learners will appear before the Pretoria high court on Thursday, where they will ask that Motshekga’s decision for a national rewrite of two leaked matric exams be set aside

State’s wage freeze sparks apoplexy

Public sector unions have cried foul over the government’s plan to freeze wages for three years and have vowed to fight back.

Teacher unions know their power — and how to use it

After unions demanded that schools be closed this week, the department has said it is the cabinet’s prerogative to decide whether schools should close

Sadtu calls for the closure of schools

Citing cases such as a school to which only four learners returned, to be met by 20 teachers, the union said Covid-19 is wreaking havoc on learning

National budget overload piles up

Public service unions negotiating wage increases blame budget constraints on reckless governance

Motshekga blocks re-employment of thousands of teachers

The department of basic education wants to block the reappointment of public school teachers who have resigned in order to access their pension funds.

Teaching Mandarin at school ‘will colonise SA anew’ – Sadtu

The education department is offering pupils the option to learn a Chinese language, but the union wants more emphasis placed on indigenous languages.

Unions gun for basic education’s Soobrayan

The South African Democratic Teachers Union wants to be represented at basic education director general bobby Soobrayan's disciplinary hearing.

Sadtu rebels against state’s big stick

Teachers vow to fight minister’s plan to bring back ‘destructive’ and ‘autocratic’ school inspectors.

Irate teachers spell out Sisulu’s role

Unions say she is interfering in the business of the basic education department and must back off.

Lindiwe Sisulu’s public service plans raise Sadtu’s ire

Lindiwe Sisulu’s plans to whip the public service into shape have put her on a collision course with the South African Democratic Teachers' Union.

A watershed moment for Sadtu

Sadtu's call to members to examine their role in delivering education is a sea change in attitude.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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