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Solidarity2Pretoria News reports that the Department of Education (DBE) has denied what it said were insinuations by some school principals that 1,800 Gauteng teachers would lose their jobs next year.  

The department also rejected media reports that quoted some school principals saying teachers would be retrenched at schools that had seen a reduction in student numbers.  Spokesperson Steve Mabona said instead of retrenching, the teachers would be deployed in line with departmental redeployment policies.  But, according to Solidarity spokesperson Francois Redelinghuys, the department informed principals at the beginning of December that it would cut funding to about 1,800 teacher posts in provincial high schools alone, and that the posts were redundant.  Solidarity already served papers on the department on Friday, and said it would approach the North Gauteng High Court on an urgent basis should the DBE fail to respond.  “Solidarity will act on behalf of its members in this matter, and will leave no stone unturned to reverse this decision,” said Redelinghuys.

  • Read this report by Sakhile Ndlazi in full at Pretoria News
  • See too, Gauteng education department denies suggestions teachers will lose jobs, at The Citizen

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