Sadtu’s power described as ‘dangerous’ & ‘inappropriate’ in jobs-for-cash report

The ‘City Press’ claims to have seen the yet to be released document into the alleged sale of teaching posts.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Basic Education Department's so-called jobs-for-cash report has apparently described the power that the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) holds as 'dangerous and inappropriate', because of its membership in the Tripartite Alliance.

The City Press claims to have seen the yet to be released document by Umalusi head John Volmink into the alleged sale of teaching posts by Sadtu members.

The City Press claims it obtained the finalised copy of the report, which Sadtu has previously branded as 'biased' and 'flawed'.

In the document, an unnamed Sadtu legal advisor, along with general-secretary Mugwena Maluleke and his deputy Nkosana Dolophi, apparently admit to the sale of teaching posts for cash, sex and other favours.

It goes on to say that Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi admitted that his department is under the control of the union and that the selling of jobs in the province is endemic.

The paper says the report, which was due for release last week, condemns cadre deployment, which Sadtu is apparently using to grow its influence and reward officials with certain positions in offices and schools.