SADTU wants urgent action at protest-hit Sinamuva Primary

Sadtu wants urgent action at protest-hit Sinamuva Primary

Teachers’ union Sadtu is asking education officials to urgently intervene after protests broke out at a school in Maritzburg. 

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Gcinokuhle Malinga

Parents have been complaining about staff shortages at Imbali's Sinamuva Primary. 


The demonstrations are understood to have disrupted exams for some pupils.  

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The union's Nomarashiya Caluza has called on the department to address the ongoing problem of teacher shortages:


"It’s not just Sinamuva Primary. Many schools in the province of Kwazulu-Natal are struggling.


“It’s even worse now because the department is struggling to hire substitute educators when teachers go for maternity leave and other forms of leave.


“The department, in terms of the law, is expected to appoint a teacher who must replace that one and the department is not implementing those policies, and then what happens is that learners will be without teachers for more than three months or four months," says Caluza.  

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