Limpopo - Limpopo Education MEC Dickson Masemola was shocked to learn about the termination of teachers' rural allowance, his spokesman said on Friday.
“The MEC therefore commits himself to engage with the Minister (of Basic Education Angie Motshekga) in order to reinstate this incentive. He is extremely disappointed with this decision to terminate the incentive,” his spokesman Pat Kgomo said in a statement.
Kgomo said the MEC committed himself to speedily resolving the matter.
On Thursday, the SA Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) said it was dismayed that the provincial education department had terminated teachers' rural allowance.
“As Sadtu, we view this action in a serious light and we feel it is a clear provocation of our members. We will not take this lying down,” Sadtu provincial secretary Matome Raphasha said in a statement.