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World Teachers’ Day – Celebrating our teachers

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated the world over on 5th October to honour and appreciate teachers for their valuable contribution to societal growth and transformation.

This year’s UNESCO theme is, “Teaching in freedom, empowering teachers”. The Teacher and Appreciation and Support Programme (TASP) theme for this year, “O.R. Tambo Centenary Commemoration”, resonates with the international message, which is to commemorate the hard earned freedom, which we enjoy in our country and seek...

Education Indaba – 2017

The Education Indaba held on 20th and 21st June 2017, was a significant and historical event that brought together senior leaders of both the Department of Basic Education at national and provincial level, as well as the teacher unions in the ELRC, SADTU and CTU-ATU.

The Indaba offered an opportunity for stakeholders to deliberate on combative, yet critical issues to ultimately improve teaching and learning in public schools. The Indaba served as a catalyst to start an ongoing...

Discount on Juta’s Education Law and Policy Handbook

The Council revised the Personnel Administrative Measures (PAM) for educators in the 2015/16 financial year. The Revised PAM was subsequently gazetted by the Minister of Basic Education in February 2016. The Revised PAM is a significant document for educators, as the amendments in the PAM will ensure consistent implementation of provisions throughout the nine Provincial Departments of Education.

As part of the Council’s endeavour to contribute to the improved quality of basic...

Personnel Administrative Measures (PAM)

The revised Personnel Administrative Measures (PAM) was published in the Government Gazette of 12 February 2016 (GG 39684).

To read the full Gazette, click on Other Publications.

Teacher Appreciation and Support Programme

The Teacher Appreciation and Support Programme (TASP) was launched on 31st August 2015 at the Department of Basic Education. This is a joint stakeholder programme consisting of the Department of Basic Education, Provincial Education Departments; the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC); the South African Council for Teachers (SACE); the Combined Teacher Unions in the ELRC (CTU-ATU and Sadtu); the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT); School Governing Bodies (SGBs) and other...

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