Education Indaba – 2017

The Education Indaba held on 20th and 21st June 2017, was a significant and historical event that brought together senior leaders of both the Department of Basic Education at national and provincial level, as well as the teacher unions in the ELRC, SADTU and CTU-ATU.

The Indaba offered an opportunity for stakeholders to deliberate on combative, yet critical issues to ultimately improve teaching and learning in public schools. The Indaba served as a catalyst to start an ongoing...

Discount on Juta’s Education Law and Policy Handbook

The Council revised the Personnel Administrative Measures (PAM) for educators in the 2015/16 financial year. The Revised PAM was subsequently gazetted by the Minister of Basic Education in February 2016. The Revised PAM is a significant document for educators, as the amendments in the PAM will ensure consistent implementation of provisions throughout the nine Provincial Departments of Education.

As part of the Council’s endeavour to contribute to the improved quality of basic...

Personnel Administrative Measures (PAM)

The revised Personnel Administrative Measures (PAM) was published in the Government Gazette of 12 February 2016 (GG 39684).

To read the full Gazette, click on Other Publications.

Teacher Appreciation and Support Programme

The Teacher Appreciation and Support Programme (TASP) was launched on 31st August 2015 at the Department of Basic Education. This is a joint stakeholder programme consisting of the Department of Basic Education, Provincial Education Departments; the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC); the South African Council for Teachers (SACE); the Combined Teacher Unions in the ELRC (CTU-ATU and Sadtu); the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT); School Governing Bodies (SGBs) and other...

Summary of the Labour Relations Amendment Act 6 of 2014




1. The Labour Relations Amendment Act 6 of 2014 ("Act") was assented to by the President and published in the Government Gazette No. 37921 on 18 August 2014. The date on which the amendments will come into operation is still to be determined but it is expected to be before the end of the year.


2. We provide below a summary of the salient changes to the Labour Relations Act, 1995 ("LRA"). This is a fairly long summary. We have, for...


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