Shut down schools until after SA COVID-19 peak - Teacher union Sadtu
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) has called for all schools to be closed until after the peak of the novel coronavirus in the country.
The union held a press briefing after its national executive met virtually on Tuesday. Sadtu says radio and digital platforms must be some of the tools that the Education Department should consider using as a form of teaching and learning.
Ray White on #702Breakfast chats to Sadtu general-secretary Mugwena Maluleke who says everything has been done to ensure that education is going on in classes, however, now is the time to save lives.
We have got to save lives and ensure that our communities are able to suppress the transmission. The is no effective learning that is taking place when you have a school that has got 20 teachers that are in isolation. You are not doing anything accept traumatise children and increase the anxiety levels we don't need.Mugwena Maluleke, General-secretary - Sadtu
We need to wait until the peak has passed. There is no right to education when there is no right to safety. We have to make sure that the right to life and the right to education are both respected. This is about the right to health for our children and communities.Mugwena Maluleke, General-secretary - Sadtu
Listen below to the full conversation:
Bruce Whitfield interviews Whitey Basson, who believes it's just not good enough for govt to say ban will be lifted but not when.Read More
The minister said the inter-ministerial committee, appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, was an entity with teeth that would act against those found to be looting from COVID-19 related projects.Read More
Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola briefs media on the outcomes of the Cabinet Meeting of 5 August 2020.Read More
Naledi Pandor's spokesperson Lunga Ngqengelele says the minister has been in conversation with Zimbabwean officials on the matter.Read More
Clement Manyathela chats to the longest-serving minister since 1994 Jeff Radebe in this week's #HangingOutwithClement.Read More
Attorney Ulrich Roux says if the government didn't agree with the award granted, it should have appealed.Read More
The federation's parliamentary co-ordinator Matthew Parks says people need to see politicians going to jail for corruption.Read More
Treasury said that government departments would no longer be allowed to choose suppliers and would have to resort to open tender processes in awarding contracts for PPE and COVID-19-related goods and services.Read More
Spokesperson Pule Mabe reflects on the resolutions taken by the NEC to deal with its corrupt members.Read More
MDC Alliance treasurer general Senator David Coltart says he is concerned by the silence by South Africa and SADC.Read More