Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

education blackboard thumb medium80 92BusinessLive reports that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) is stuck with more than 5,000 underqualified or unqualified teachers it cannot eliminate because of a tremendous shortage of teachers.  

On Monday, DBE spokesman Elijah Mhlanga confirmed the figures, but said removing the unqualified teachers from the system would create a crisis.  Unqualified teachers are those whose highest academic qualification is matric, while underqualified teachers are those who have obtained a post-matric qualifications, but have received fewer than three years of on-the-job training.  These teachers are on the same salary scale as qualified colleagues.  Most of them are based in KwaZulu-Natal, one of the provinces worst affected by shortages.  The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) has recommended that the government provide high-quality training and meaningful professional support and development opportunities to teachers to enable them to improve their performance.

  • Read this report by Michelle Gumede in full at BusinessLive


Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page