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.
We are learning all the time, so it is highly likely that some of the information herein will change as we learn more about the virus. To the best of the knowledge of the Department, the information contained herein is correct. It is the responsibility of the person using this SOP to check for updated versions of this document, and any others, on the Department of Basic Education's website www.education.gov.za
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Change is the only constant - As the years go by, one year can blur into one another. Yet 2020 is a distinct and unforgettable year in our lives. This is the year of COVID-19; the year of the coronavirus pandemic. In so many ways our lives have changed forever. Change is the only constant. It applies especially to education.
Read more in the NAPTOSA INsight, Vol 14, Issue 2, September 2020.
pdf Click here (1.77 MB) to open the NAPTOSA INsight.
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.
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