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.
What South Africa’s teachers brought to the virtual classroom during Covid-19 (The Citizen, 23 Feb, 2021)
It is appropriate to congratulate the Department (GDE), teachers, parents and learners who worked tirelessly during 2020 to produce a pass rate of 76,2% nationally and 83.8% in Gauteng.
Our teachers must be singled out for the sterling effort they made. All teachers from grade 1 to grade 12 ultimately contribute to the success of the matric year. All teachers had to cope with the challenges brought about COVID-19: loss of teaching time, on-line learning, rotational school attendance, concerns about health and safety and more.
The Department of Basic Education has published the updated academic calendar for schools in South Africa for 2021.
The amended calendar comes after the return of public schools was delayed by several weeks until 15 February, due to the impact of a second Covid-19 wave in the country.
The updated calendar will now see the academic year end on 15 December 2021, with a total of 192 actual school days planned (from 195 days, previously).
The new term dates are as follows: