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education thumb100 BDLive reports that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) is cleaning house and reforming how appointments are made after a jobs-for-cash report found that it was at the mercy of the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) in six provinces.  

Department spokesman Elijah Mhlanga on Monday said proposed legislative changes, which were being finalised, would deal with issues emanating from the report, including a recommendation that it should review education legislation.  One of the proposed changes would be that the heads of provincial departments be responsible for making appointments, promotions or transfers, the main area in which Sadtu and other unions allegedly ran rackets in collusion with school governing bodies.  Meanwhile, Sadtu is due to hold a central executive committee meeting at which it will adopt a formal response to the damning report.

  • Read this report by Bekezela Phakathi in full at BDLive
  • Read too, ‘Sadou moet verduidelik’, at Netwerk24

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