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sadtu90SowetanLive reports that on Friday thousands of SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) members flooded the Durban central business district in a flow of red‚ protesting against the state of affairs in education in the province.  

But the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) department of education questioned the timing of the march just three days before more than 198,000 learners write their matric exams.  The union handed over a memorandum to the department’s head‚ Dr Vusumuzi Nzama.  Cncerns were expressed about critical posts remaining vacant; delays in transferring school funds; the non-implementation of the posts provisioning norms; lack of provision of basic infrastructure such as toilets at schools; and the failure to provide support to education workers and teachers.  Sadtu’s Mugwena Maluleke also used the march to say the union would fight any attempts by the Gupta family to capture the Public Investment Corporation (PIC)‚ which manages the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF).  The union warned the department that the protest was the beginning of rolling mass action.  A march will be held in Pretoria on Tuesday this week.

  • Read this report by Bongani Mthethwa in full at SowetanLive
  • See too, Sadou-onnies staak Dinsdag, at Netwerk24 (limit on access)
  • And also, 'Guptas will never touch our money': Sadtu, at News24
  • As well as, Anger over unfilled KZN teaching posts, on page 5 of Sunday Independent of 15 October 2017

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