How to break Sadtu’s stran­gle­hold

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Sipho Gaut­eng ll of­fice bear­ers – from se­nior teach­ers to di­rec­tors-gen­eral – in teach­ers’ union Sadtu must be ap­pointed in­de­pen­dently. Pri­vate re­cruit­ment com­pa­nies must he ap­pointed to han­dle the se­lec­tion and in­ter­view process, and they can then make rec­om­men­da­tions to the ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment on ap­point­ments.

ASi­mon Haw KwaZulu-Natal ro­fes­sor John Volmink’s rec­om­men­da­tion of putting pro­vin­cial de­part­ments solely in charge of ap­point­ments is a bit like putting Cruella de Vil in charge of the SPCA.

The KZN de­part­ment is rid­dled with Sadtu ap­pointees from top to bot­tom.

PLazarus Mpumalanga emem­ber, ev­ery­thing that unions like Sadtu are do­ing is be­cause they are in an al­liance with the rul­ing party.

The only rem­edy is for peo­ple like Zwelinz­ima Vavi and Irvin Jim to start an­other union fed­er­a­tion that is free from the in­flu­ence of the rul­ing party.

RDB Mtsweni Mpumalanga hat do you ex­pect teach­ers to do?

Learn­ing from the very cor­rupt gov­ern­ment, Sadtu has cre­ated its own “lux­ury palace” so that it can com­pete with the money em­bez­zlers of the gov­ern­ment.

Well done, Sadtu! Keep up the good work. We all want to live the no­to­ri­ous, cor­rup­tion­in­fested ANC life­style.

The rea­son teach­ers are do­ing this is be­cause re­mu­ner­a­tion was much bet­ter un­der the apartheid regime than it is to­day un­der a demo­cratic dis­pen­sa­tion.

This gov­ern­ment is pay­ing us sh*t. Let them go to hell. Viva, Sadtu! Viva!

WMaxwell Msomi Stanger, KwaZulu-Natal he in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Pro­fes­sor Volmink, the re­port and its rec­om­men­da­tions are very good. But very good re­ports and rec­om­men­da­tions, in and by them­selves, don’t change things. The rot runs too deep.

Sadtu wields enor­mous power, ac­cu­mu­lated over 20 years. Why did the ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment not stop it all those years ago? Does any­one see Angie Mot­shekga im­ple­ment­ing Volmink’s rec­om­men­da­tions? Not on your life!

The en­tire ANC gov­ern­ment is held cap­tive by unions, de­ploy­ment com­mit­tees and in­com­pe­tent of­fi­cials who are placed in pow­er­ful po­si­tions be­cause of their loy­alty to the party.

Let us get rid of the ANC gov­ern­ment. The power lies in the hands of the cit­i­zens.

TLy­born Rikhotso Giyani, Lim­popo ro­fes­sor Volmink sug­gests that the sys­tem should be over­hauled in the en­tire de­part­ment. This is a good sug­ges­tion, but the new sys­tem is not go­ing to suc­ceed be­cause Sadtu is in part­ner­ship with the ANC. Sadtu will still in­flu­ence de­ci­sions to ap­point its own mem­bers. The only so­lu­tion is to vote to re­duce the ANC ma­jor­ity, or vote them out.

PSaci Ncoko Eastern Cape adtu is an ANC brain­child and po­lit­i­cal ally, and like its mother, it is rot­ten to the core. Vote the mother body out of power and this mon­ster will die a nat­u­ral death.

SBomkazi Eastern Cape am re­ally con­cerned about the fu­ture of this coun­try in terms of young­sters, our fu­ture lead­ers. How does one ex­plain such a lu­di­crous stance on cor­rup­tion? Do we still blame apartheid for such ma­li­cious greed? I am at a loss for words. God in­ter­vene!

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