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sadtu90BDLive reports that the SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) has turned its ire on the ministerial task team which probed the jobs-for-cash scandal, accusing it of being "irrational".  

The union, which has already vowed to take the report on legal review after its contents were leaked to the press ahead of its release on Friday, met with Department of Basic Education (DBE) officials and the task team on Monday to discuss the union’s input to the final report.  The report paints Sadtu in a negative light by red-flagging its dominance in the basic education system by virtue of its allegiance to the tripartite alliance.  Sadtu general secretary Mugwena Maluleke said on Wednesday that the report was riddled with inaccuracies, generalisations and seemed to target only Sadtu and not other unions.  Labour federation Cosatu also hit out at the DBE, saying it believed deferments of the report’s release "was a well-calculated move to denigrate Sadtu’s public standing.  This is a … classic smear job."

  • Read this report by Bekezela Phakathi in full at BDLive
  • Read too, Cosatu backs Sadtu in jobs-for-cash saga, at IOL News

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