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MESSAGE TO THE CLASS OF 2018

The Council congratulates the class of 2018 on the national pass rate of 78.2%, which is an improvement of 3.1% compared to the 2017 results and represents a consistent trend over the past eight years of national results above 70%.

The Department of Basic Education is commended for its initiatives to improve teaching and learning in the public education system, such as its focus on equity; improved access to schooling; the Department’s Second Chance Programme and the inclusion of...

Media Release - ELRC Collective Agreements

The Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) has accomplished a major feat for the public education system through the conclusion of the following collective agreements:

• Collective Agreement No. 2 of 2018: Amendments to paragraph B 8.5.2 of the Personnel Administrative Measures; • Collective Agreement No. 3 of 2018: Providing for compulsory inquiries by arbitrators in cases of disciplinary action against educators charged with sexual misconduct in respect of learners; • Collective...

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...

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