Unpaid KZN Grade R teachers to be paid this week, education department claims

IOL reports that the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) education department says Grade R teachers who had not been paid their salary stipends since April, will be paid this week. On Tuesday, KZN education spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi advised that the department’s human resources unit had indicated that the teachers would be paid this week. On Monday night, Mahlambi had confirmed that the department had failed to pay the teacher salaries and said at the time: “This matter is being attended to. The main cause for this is the annual resumption of the Grade R educators, which is something that is being discussed, to have an alternative way of having a seamless process. The delayed payments are regrettable and it is something that the department, together with unions, should address to have a long solution on the matter.”

by Sisipho Bhuta 


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