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 Department of Basic Education has issued the above-mentioned Circular E17 of 2020
pdf Click here (325 KB) for Guidelines on the administration of Common Assessment Task (CAT) for Life Orientation : Grade 12 NSC 2020
pdf Click here (171 KB) for Annexure A : Life Orientation Common Assessment Task, Pre-Marking Report
The Marking Processes Unit has concluded the first round of selection of markers for the impending combined November Examinations. Additional markers may be required to complement the marking teams in certain subjects.
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pdf Click here (2.85 MB) for the guidelines for the appointment of marking officials for the 2020 NSC written and practical examinations.
World Teachers' Day is celebrated annually on October 5. It is a day to celebrate the role of all educators, including teachers, researchers and professors. Also known as International Teachers Day, this day has been celebrated since 1994 to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. The theme for World Teachers' Day 2020 is "Teachers: Leading in Crisis, Reimagining the Future".
"Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual." - APJ Abdul Kalam
"If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society's heroes." - Guy Kawasaki
"Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire." - WB Yeats
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein
"It takes a big heart to help shape little minds." - Unknown
"In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years." - Jacques Barzun