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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...

World Teachers' Day 2018

Teachers are celebrated the world over every year on 5th October.

World Teachers’ Day 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that recognises education as a fundamental human right.

This year’s UNESCO theme is: “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher.”

As we commemorate the centenary of two iconic South Africans, Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu, who dedicated their lives to the fight for equality, we...

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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