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.
The Minister of Basic Education on, 19 May 2020, addressed the country on the re-opening of schools and the state of readiness to receive teachers and learners back at school.
Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga is briefing the nation on her department's progress in preparing for the re-opening of schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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This memorandum therefore serves to provide direction in the resumption of work by all staff members and managers in the Department in Head Office , Districts and designated centres. This circular also applies to interns appointed or hosted by department.
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This memorandum therefore serves to clarify and provide direction in the resumption of work by all school-based staff members and managers in the Department, including teaching-aides and interns appointed or hosted by department.
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