Information for Educators
Educators play a significant role in the upliftment and transformation of our society. They bear the weight and responsibility of teaching, and, apart from parents, are the main source of knowledge and values for children.
As an Educator, you are expected to:
- acknowledge the noble calling of your profession to educate and train the learners of our country;
- acknowledge that the attitude, dedication, self-discipline, ideals, training and conduct of the teaching profession determine the quality of education in this country;
- acknowledge, uphold and promote basic human rights, as embodied in the Constitution of South Africa;
- commit yourself therefore to do all within your power, in the exercising of your professional duties, to act in accordance with the ideals of your profession, as expressed in the SACE Code of Professioanl Ethics; and
- act in a proper and becoming way such that your behaviour does not bring the teaching profession into disrepute.
Do you want to make a difference? Then become a teacher.
Register as an educator
- every educator contemplated by the Act must register with the Council before appointment to a teaching post; and
- no person may be employed as an educator by an employer unless that person is registered with the Council.
If you have foreign qualifications, they must be evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) before you register with SACE.
For more infomation on registering as an educator please visit the Register as an Educator page.
Invitation to all Qualified Educators seeking employment
The Department of Basic Education would like to invite all appropriately qualified individuals seeking either permanent or temporary employment in public schools in South Africa to register for the Qualified Educators Recruitment Database.
To register you should complete the form provided and attach certified copies of your teaching qualifications. If you are in possession of qualifications awarded in higher education institutions outside South Africa, you must attach, in addition to certificates, an academic transcript. All fields in the form are compulsory. The completed form and attached certificates should be posted to:
The Directorate: Education Human Resource, Planning, Provisioning and Monitoring,
Department of Basic Education
Private Bag X895
OR hand delivered to: 222 Struben Street, Pretoria
Once you have submitted all the relevant documentation, your name will be added to Qualified Educators Recruitment Database which will be available on our website. Schools with vacant posts will be able to select appropriately qualified candidates from the database thus helping you find employment faster.
- 2014 SAIIA Sasol Environmental Sustainability Project (ESP)
- Examination Instruction 05 of 2014
- School Based Assessment Tasks 2014: learner and teacher guides
- Learner Performance Support Documentation
- 2013 Grade 11 Exemplars
- Exemplification of the standards of learner evidence for extended writing
- Safety in Education
- Afrikaans SAL (CAPS) Grade 11: Teacher’s Guide, Term 2, 2013
- Commonwealth Class
- Afrikaans SAL (CAPS) Grade 11: Teacher’s Guide, Term 1, 2013
- Siyavula Textbooks for Maths and Physical Sciences(Grades 10, 11, and 12)
- Invitation to all qualified educators seeking employment
Resources for Educators
- Afrikaans SAL (CAPS) Grade 10: Teacher Guide, Term 4, 2012
- Amendment to NSC examination guidelines
- Grade 11: Accounting Creditors' Reconciliations Statement
- How to set up and manage a classroom library
- Lesson Plans: Life Orientation Grade 4
- Lesson Plans: Life Orientation Grade 5
- Lesson Plans: Life Orientation Grade 6
- What's Up Teach?
- Afrikaans SAL (CAPS) Grade 10: Teacher Guide, Term 3, 2012
- Afrikaans SAL (CAPS) Grade 10: Teacher Guide, Term 2, 2012
- Afrikaans SAL Grade 10: Teacher Guide, Term 1 2012
- Self-study Guides