NAPTOSA President and Deputy President appointed as SACE Councillors
Mr Nkosiphedule Ntantala ( NAPTOSA President) and Ms Gaylin Bowles (NAPTOSA Deputy President) have been appointed as SACE councillors.
"The SACE Council consists of thirty members. They are from the Organised Profession (18), Department of Basic Education (5), National Associations representing School Governing Bodies (2), the Council for Higher Education (1), Council for Further Education and Training Institutions (1) and a National body representing Independent Schools. The Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) completes the Council.
The Council convenes at least three times a year and is the highest authority and decision maker for all policies of SACE. It consists of seven committees viz. the Professional Development Committee (PRODCO), Registration Committee (REGCO), Ethics Committee (ETHCOM), Advocacy and Communication (ADVOCCO), Audit Committee (AUDCO) Staffing Committee (STAFFCO) and Finance Committee (FINCO). The governance structure makes a provision for an Executive Committee (EXCO), which oversees policy implementation and administration".
NAPTOSA Women Matter - Celebrating women's Month 2017
On Wednesday, 9 August 2017, South Africa celebrates National Women’s Day, the purpose of which is to raise awareness of women’s equality. The first National Women's Day was celebrated in 1995. The month of August has since been declared National Women’s Month. As we reflect on the last 22 years, has anything changed?
This year’s Women’s Month dawns on us at a time when many women and children have been subjected to violence. The increasing brutal attacks against women and children have to a large extent been perpetrated by those they trust, including boyfriends, fathers, husbands and uncles. Violence against women and children is about power and control, which is unacceptable.
Research suggests that eliminating violence against women is a prerequisite for gender equality and the empowerment of women. Women empowerment and education is key to reducing the many dimensions of gender inequality.
The United Nations has concluded that “ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls is not only a basic human right but is also crucial to accelerating sustainable development. It has been proven time and again that empowering women and girls has a multiplier effect, and helps drive up economic growth and development across the board.”
NAPTOSA position: call by civil society organisation for protest against corruption and 'state capture'
NAPTOSA calls on its members to support civil society groups that are demanding good governance and adherence to the rule of law in South Africa. NAPTOSA stands together with millions of South Africans in the fight against corruption. NAPTOSA stands with millions of South Africans against ‘state capture’ and ‘monopoly capital’ control. NAPTOSA calls on Government entities empowered to act against all forms of corruption to do so without fear or favour. NAPTOSA calls on all South Africans to respect, protect, and uphold the Constitution. NAPTOSA supports civil society organisations that will march to Parliament on 8 August 2017, in a show of solidarity with those MP’s who will exercise a conscience vote in the vote of no confidence in the President. NAPTOSA supports the call for a lunchtime shutdown on 8 August 2017 (office-based members only). NAPTOSA cannot condone teacher absenteeism from classrooms on 8 August 2017 for purposes of protest. After-school participation in organised protest action would, however, be acceptable.
DO MEMBERS WHO TAKE EARLY RETIREMENT RECEIVE THE SAME BENEFITS AS MEMBERS GOING ON NORMAL RETIREMENT?
Depending on the conditions of service, members can retire before the age of 60 but this might require additional approval from the employer.
However, what determines the benefits of the member will receive on early retirement is whether he or she has more or less than 10 years of pensionable service in government.
It is important to note that a member who decides to go on early retirement with less than 10 years of pensionable service will only receive a cash lump sum as a gratuity, without a monthly pension (annuity).
If a member has over 10 years of pensionable service and decides to go on early retirement, he or she will be entitled to a cash lump sum and a monthly pension which will be reduced by 0,33% for each month between the date of retirement and the age of 60. The mentioned reduction is a once-off reduction done at the time of the pension pay-out.
NAPTOSA RONBEL HEALTH PLAN
Your NAPTOSA RONBEL Health Plan card gets you access to unlimited GP visits at a network GP, acute medication, chronic medication, basic radiology and pathology, basic dentistry and optometry.
- Get access to private hospitalisation - Hospitalisation in a private facility up to R1 million in the event of an accident. - Casualty benefit of R5000
There are currently more than 1500 GP's on the network all over South Africa. If your GP is not on the list you can request that they be added to the network
By being a member of NAPTOSA you automatically qualify for Multiply Starter at NO ADDITIONAL COST to your monthly NAPTOSA membership fee.
Multiply is a wellness and rewards programme that helps you to understand, track and improve your wellness and Multiply rewards you for participating in activities that promote your financial and physical wellness so that you can live life to the fullest.