South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) provincial secretary Nomarashiya Caluza said since the beginning of the year the department’s policy appeared to be geared towards finding ways of delaying any appointments.
“A teacher would be employed and start working, but the processing of their details would take so long that a teacher would work for months without getting paid. And, when their forms were finally processed, the employer would start paying from the day the forms were signed, not from the day the person started working,” said Caluza.
She said their calculations showed that about 206 teachers were affected.
She said there were several other obstructive measures they had noticed.