Teachers' rights eroded: Sace

The Teachers' Rights, Responsibilities and Safety Programme will be officially launched in Gauteng and later rolled out to provinces and districts around the country.

JOHANNESBURG - Teachers' rights have been eroded and their dignity has been trampled on, according to the South African Council for Educators (Sace).

The council has stated teachers feel unsafe at school and has launched a programme aimed at protecting teachers in the classroom.

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The program aims to increase awareness of the rights of teachers and to upgrade the safety of teachers.

The council believes once teachers are safe they will be able to perform.

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"It is important that they feel safe and are able to do what they need to do," Sace spokesperson, Themba Ndhlovu.

The Teachers' Rights, Responsibilities and Safety Programme will be officially launched in Gauteng and later rolled out to provinces and districts around the country.

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