The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) says while it welcomes the Department of Basic Education's decision to postpone the release of its so-called "jobs for cash" report, however it is unhappy that it only did so after threats of legal action.

Last month Sadtu threatened to reject the report saying it was not given an opportunity to comment on the interim report before it was made public in December.

The final report was due for release on Friday but will now be released next month. Sadtu members have been implicated in selling teaching posts.

Union spokesperson, Nomusa Cembi says during the investigation process, an undertaking was made by the task team that Sadtu would be given an opportunity to respond to any further allegations before the report is finalised.

However, Cembi says the interim report was leaked to newspapers before Sadtu was given an opportunity to respond to certain allegations. 

"We threatened to take legal action if they did not postpone, so we are not happy that this had to resort to such before the department could adhere to the agreements we make with them," adds Cembi.