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South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU)

During apartheid in South Africa, education was broken into many separate education systems, according to racial groups. Teachers’ unions were many, reflecting the different systems.

With apartheid coming to an end, in 1990 a non-racial union, SADTU, was established. The BCTF provided funding to support the organizing that was essential to building the new union. It is now the major teachers’ union in South Africa.


World Teachers' Day 

BCTF solidarity supports teacher colleagues in South Africa 

Teachers united to defend public education as a fundamental right (October, 2012)

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