SADTU HOSTS A SUCCESSFUL POLICY CONFERENCE
The biggest teacher union in South Africa held a successful policy conference from 23 until 25 March, 2012 at the Emperors' Palace, Kempton Park in Gauteng.
In his closing remarks, SADTU General Secretary Mugwena Maluleke refuted media reports that Union President Thobile Ntola had said South Africa was better under apartheid.
"At no stage have we compared the state we lived in with yesterday. We have made a lot of progress as a country. We have no fee-schools, we have collective bargaining processes and many more progressive gains. Our president never said apartheid was better. What we can say is that apartheid was heinous crime," Mugwena said.
The conference adopted resolutions on matters pertaining to education, labour and gender. These will be incorporated into policy once they have been adopted by the Nation Executive Committee of the Union.
Some of the resolutions on education include the following: