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Message of Condolence

We are deeply saddened by the passing of a passionate and revered leader, Mr. William Kutumela, who was an ardent advocate for quality education.

We bid farewell to an outstanding man and gatekeeper of our education ideals. We not only mourn his departure, but celebrate his life, which was marked by a fierce adoration for the teaching profession.

Mr Kutumela played an instrumental role in the formation of the ELRC and served the Council not only as a Chief Negotiator for the...

Media Release - Sexual misconduct

The Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) is aware of the naked photographs that are circulating on social media, as reported by the Daily Sun on 4th February 2019, of a school teacher and underage minor from a school in the Vaal.

As stipulated in Collective Agreement No. 3 of 2018, the matter will be dealt with in the ELRC through an arbitration process (Inquiry by the Arbitrator), once the Department has concluded its internal processes.

Media Enquiries: Bernice Loxton...

Media Release - ELRC Collective Agreements

The Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) has accomplished a major feat for the public education system through the conclusion of the following collective agreements:

• Collective Agreement No. 2 of 2018: Amendments to paragraph B 8.5.2 of the Personnel Administrative Measures; • Collective Agreement No. 3 of 2018: Providing for compulsory inquiries by arbitrators in cases of disciplinary action against educators charged with sexual misconduct in respect of learners; • Collective...

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.

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