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.
Following the closure of schools on 18 March 2020, and the national lockdown to curb the spread of the Corona virus, a decision was taken by the Minister of Basic Education, to administer the May/June 2020 examination concurrently with the October/November 2020 examination. 2. The Combined June and November examination will commence officially on Thursday, 5 November and terminate on Tuesday, 15 December 2020. This timetable replaces the previous November Examination Timetable that was issued in March 2020.
pdf Click here (748 KB) to see 2020 NSC Timetable
pdf Click here (112 KB) to read the full circular
Dear Supporter of Quality Education
These are traumatic times. In the midst of it all, I do trust that you're well and safe from harm. One needs to be mindful that one day the pandemic will have become history. That's 100% guaranteed.
Please find the latest issue of pdf Quality Education News (QEN) (560 KB) .
One of the challenges facing schools worldwide right now, is how to assess the learners' school work. Does one allocate grades, marks and percentages? Who gets promoted at the end of the scholastic year ? You might find the article in QEN that tackles such a question, pertinent and able to offer possible solutions. The author holds a leadership position in an American district school system.
DBE: NATIONAL ASSESSMENT CIRCULAR NO 02 OF 2020- IMPLEMENTATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE OF THE AMENDED 2020 ASSESSMENT PROGRAMME IN THE GENERAL IN THE GENERAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (GET) BAND (GRADES R-9)
The Department of Basic Education has issued the above Circular 02 of 2020. This circular outlines the principles and procedures on the administration, moderation and quality assurance of Assessment for Grades R-9, in light of the reviewed Annual Teaching Plans (ATPs) to accommodate the adjusted 2020 academic years as specified in DBE Circular 02 of 2020
See Circular 02 of 2020 and Circular S3 under Latest Documents
See Teacher Guidelines : Implementation of ATP's under Professional Development