SADESMO Finds SADTU Behaviour Outrageous

3rd September 2013    


The South African Democratic Students Movement (SADESMO) expresses its deep concern about the ongoing industrial action of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU).


SADESMO National Spokesperson, Sfundo Nkonyane, said: "Because we as SADESMO have the best interests of all students at heart it is our view that for teachers to act in this manner at such a critical stage in the school calendar is totally unacceptable. Their behaviour at certain institutions is tantamount to holding the future of 2013 matriculants hostage."


"Grades 1, 4, 6 and 9's should be writing their annual national assessment tests right now, which play a vital role in determining their academic progress for the future, but are unable to because of the industrial action taking place by SADTU members. SADESMO finds this shameful," Nkonyane added.


"The act of deliberately preventing students from building their futures demonstrates the lack of vision and passion some teachers have as they are prepared to put their needs ahead of the academic progress of their students," he continued.


"SADESMO appeals to all the role players to put their differences aside and prioritise the needs of students at this critical time of the year for students aiming at a brighter future," concluded Nkonyane.



Sfundo Nkonyane

SADESMO National Spokesperson 082 042 3487



Nonkululeko Nkwanyana

SADESMO National Academic Development Officer 074 825 1330  /  079 843 9031