NAPTOSA, the second largest union in the education sector, was registered by the Registrar of Labour Relations as the Trade Union on 1 November 2006. Furthermore, .
NAPTOSA enjoys all the rights of a trade union and operates within the National ELRC under the name of the Combined Trade Unions (CTU), called CTU – ATU. The Provincial Autonomous Teachers’ Unions (ATU) consist of NAPTOSA (the corresponding party), NATU, PEU, PSA and SAOU.
NAPTOSA is the only education sector union that is truly representative of the demographics of South Africa. Its strength lies in the diverse backgrounds of its members, bound by a common commitment to professionalism and to educating the youth of South Africa.
Dear Supporter of Quality Education
Here's trusting that 2021 has begun well for you. May this new year - in spite of the pandemic till being here - be kinder to us than last year.
You might have read Carol Dweck's book titled, Mindset - changing the way you think to fulfil your potential. In the book, this world-famous psychologist shows how the way that you see yourself crucially impacts on your personal level of achievement. This also applies when a teacher is in the classroom. So often, the child performs according to the teacher's mindset and not to actual ability. Pigeonholing a child's ability is unfair and unreliable.
The attached newsletter discusses the impact of the fixed versus growth mindset.
pdf Click here (596 KB) for QEN Issue 57
As the Department of Basic Education (DBE) welcomes all educators, support staff and learners back in our schools for the 2021 academic year, the Department is
cognisant of the rising COVID-19 infections in the country, which may bring a lot of anxiety to educators as they return to schools.
pdf Click here (141 KB) to read Circular 01 of 2021 - Return of Educators
pdf Click here (105 KB) to read Annexure A - Individual Risk Assessment for Vulnerable Employees
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF NAPTOSA REFLECTIONS ON 2020:
A TOUGH, TOUGH YEAR What a year this has been!! – hopefully never to be repeated, although it is clear that a number of the issues will follow us into 2021.