SADTU members Rachel Mosehla (from left), Kgadi Maseko, Deputy Chairperson Dan Rihlampfu and Chairperson Meshack Ramaphakela.
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SADTU in Modimolle hosted their year-end function at the Modimolle Correctional Centre on Thursday, 1 December, where they also commemorated World AIDS Day and 16 Days of Activism for no Violence against Women and Children.
SADTU Modimolle Chairperson Meshack Ramaphakela said although the 16 days were specifically dedicated to fighting abuse against women and children, it was also important to raise awareness against abuse in general.
Ramaphakela thanked all the educators for gallantly continuing to do their work, during the year 2016 which he deemed as a challenging year for all sectors of government.
“Today is not a day of many issues. We just decided to come and meet here to rub shoulders. Each and every organisation must have what we call a team building session,” he said.
The branch chairperson said among other issues, the event served to close the gap between educators, District Officers, Circuit Officers and those work in the ABET/AET Basic Education Training for Adults, by creating a platform where they can get together and reflect on what transpired during the year.
Assistant Director School Governance in the Nylstroom Circuit Jack Rakgwale said from their side, they did not experience many hiccups during this fading year, and further indicated that they are also expecting yearend result which will reflect that.
He urged all the education workers to start preparing themselves for the year 2017.
“Go and re-energize yourselves so that you can be prepared for the next year,” he said.
Candles were lit at the event in remembrance of those who succumbed to HIV/AIDS and to also give hope and courage to who are living positively with it.
14 months ago 14 December 2016