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kznlogo thumb100 IOL reports that the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) education department says Grade R teachers who had not been paid their salary stipends since April, will be paid this week.

The National Teachers’ Union (Natu) on Monday expressed anger at the department failing to pay the teachers, even though insisting on their continued attendance at work. On Tuesday, KZN education spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi advised that the department’s human resources unit had indicated that the teachers would be paid this week. However, Natu’s acting president Sibusiso Malinga said the department had not informed them that a resolution had been found regarding the matter. On Monday night, Mahlambi had confirmed that the department had failed to pay the teacher salaries and said at the time: “This matter is being attended to. The main cause for this is the annual resumption of the Grade R educators, which is something that is being discussed, to have an alternative way of having a seamless process. The delayed payments are regrettable and it is something that the department, together with unions, should address to have a long solution on the matter.”

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Sisipho Bhuta at IOL

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