sastud.jpg  South African Students supporting the Public Sector Strike Delegates at the South African teachers' union (SADTU) vented their anger with the government at their congress this week Like other public service workers, the teachers are furious at the way the government handled their recent dispute (see previous posts). When the general secretary of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party spoke he was booed and heckled by teachers - especially when he suggested that their own children had not been affected by the strike. The President Jacob Zuma was due to address the congress but withdrew at the last minute. One delegate Wandile Suwani told the Mail and Guardian online: "The JZ administration treats teachers with contempt. There is total disregard for us. We are just voting material." In another development the ANC has passed a resolution banning teachers from standing in municipal elections - a move which SADTU opposes.