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‘No national matric rewrite’, says court

This follows an urgent application by individual learners and Sadtu, who wanted the court to set aside a decision by the department for a rewrite of two leaked matric exam papers

Testing times for grade 12 learners

Strict Covid protocols are in place for the exams, with special provision made for those who test positive

Teacher union to join Cosatu strike over ‘uncaring employer’

Sadtu has accused the state of being an “uncaring employer” for failing to pay salary increases due two years ago

Schools to close for a month due to Covid infection surge — Ramaphosa

The academic year will extend into 2021 in a ‘deliberately cautious approach’ as president confirms South Africa has world’s fifth-highest Covid-19 infection tally

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

Civil service edges closer to Covid cliff

Public sector unions say the rampant Covid-19 pandemic will have a devastating effect on how the government is run and services are delivered

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

No back to school for teachers just yet

Last week the basic education minister was adamant that teachers will return to school on May 25, but some provinces say not all Covid-19 measures are in place to prevent its spread

Teacher unions warn Motshekga not to jump the gun on reopening schools

Five organisations stand firm on ensuring schools have taken all safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus when learners, teachers and school management teams return

UCT to loan (some) students laptops during Covid-19 lockdown

The university is also surveying its students to ascertain what kind of support they need to be able to participate in online learning

Ramaphosa closes schools as country grapples with coronavirus

Following several other countries, South Africa will send learners home this week

Nzimande wants to prioritise rural universities

The minister says these universities cannot be left neglected like they were under apartheid

EDITORIAL: Sadtu, do the right thing

It is incumbent on Sadtu to lead the way and ensure that it is having tough conversations with the minister of basic education

Unions want bold strides for teachers

Sadtu vows to take new minister to court if infrastructure is not immediately made a priority

‘Don’t punish teachers for a broken system’ — Equal Education

The organisation wants to defend teachers’ right to strike in its submission to the essential services committee

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