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.
As the Department of Basic Education (DBE) welcomes all educators, support staff and learners back in our schools for the 2021 academic year, the Department is
cognisant of the rising COVID-19 infections in the country, which may bring a lot of anxiety to educators as they return to schools.
pdf Click here (141 KB) to read Circular 01 of 2021 - Return of Educators
pdf Click here (105 KB) to read Annexure A - Individual Risk Assessment for Vulnerable Employees
PROTOCOL FOR THE MARKING OF THE 2020 COMBINED NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE AND SENIOR CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS
pdf Click here (172 KB) to download Circular E34 of 2020
pdf Click here (333 KB) to download Protocol principles
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF NAPTOSA REFLECTIONS ON 2020:
A TOUGH, TOUGH YEAR What a year this has been!! – hopefully never to be repeated, although it is clear that a number of the issues will follow us into 2021. In education, 2020 started off as per “normal” – general satisfaction about the matric results, thousands of learners not placed in schools and no end to school violence. While the Corona virus issue in China was on the radar, there was no indication that it would become a world-wide pandemic, spreading like wildfire, also reaching our shores, affecting the whole of society and our education system in ways that no-one could ever envisage. Covid-19 brought with it loads of uncertainty, anxiety, and fears.
pdf Click here (1.05 MB) for the full message.