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Teachers Union, SADTU, will together with COSATU embark on a march across the country on Thursday. The march is motivated by several issues that have impacted teachers throughout the country.

Violence and bullying is experienced by many learners at schools across South Africa, government departments are now coming together to bring an end to this by introducing a roadshow campaign at schools. 

Those who are yet to submit their applications for basic education employment initiative have been granted more time to do so.

There may be fake websites looking to steal your details when applying for the latest employment opportunity at the Education Department. Applicants are urged to be cautious and only apply through the website recommended by the department.

The Department of Basic Education is calling on all unemployed youth to apply for teaching assistant and general school assistant vacancies. 

Two pupils in Mpumalanga have been suspended for assaulting a fellow learner. It's claimed the assault occurred after the pupil refused to join a group, known as Izikhothane.

SADTU has raised concerns about the looming austerity measures that have been introduced by the treasury department to the education sector. With the most notable being the R6.4 billion budget cut on KwaZulu-Natal's education department.

The ability to read for meaning and pleasure is the most important skill that children can learn in primary school. Western Education MEC Debbie Schäfer knows this as well as any educator, as she kicked off her national book week by visiting Laerskool Laurus in Oudtshoorn.

The Eastern Cape Education Department is grappling to fill thousands of teacher vacancies. The department has confirmed that more than 2 000 posts need to be filled after many of its staff members left this past year.

After being accused of not paying screeners and temporary as well as substitute teachers by SADTU, the Northern Cape's provincial education department has come to give its side of the story regarding the matter.


The Northern Cape Department of Education has again raised concerns about the high Covid-19 infection rate among learners and school staff in the province. The province reported hundreds of new Covid-19 cases at six schools in the past week.

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga has said 50% to 75% of schooling has been lost since 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many have said that they department now has a crisis on their hands.

The Department of Basic Education has proposed that the October school holiday should be scrapped in order to make up for lost teaching time. However, aside from not being consulted, the South African Democratic Teachers Union disagrees with the proposal, citing the need for pupils to recoup and minimizing Covid-19 infection risk.  

The National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa says overcrowding at schools is a major contributing factor to the rising numbers of Covid-19 school infections.

A concerning number of schools have been vandalised during this National Lockdown period. With budget cuts and money needed to be directed towards other projects, the Department is now falling short.

Good news for the department of education as it's been confirmed that all the schools affected by looting in Kwazulu-Natal are now operational. Repairs are yet to be done with resources being drained.

139 schools have been vandalised in Kwazulu-Natal as a result of the violent outbreaks and looting activities in the province. Schools reopen in 4 days, will the province be moving along normally? Keep reading to find out.

More than 50 schools have been damaged, torched and looted during the unrest that has gripped KwaZulu-Natal. Unrest continues in the province while members of the community embark on clean up missions.

The Department of Basic Education has officially concluded it's nationwide vaccination drive for teachers and members of educational support staff but says assistance is still available. By the end of Wednesday, 500 000 jabs were administered.

The Gauteng Department of Basic Education says it is alarmed that more than 9000 educators and support staff, including those with comorbities, are refusing to take Covid-19 vaccination. We are now in week 2 of the education sector's vaccine rollout.