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.

The North West Department of Education is working hard to address the multiple and complex challenges that the education sector faces. The Department looks forward particularly to strengthening its support for teachers.

Do you want to make a difference? Then become a teacher.

Teaching is a noble profession that requires passion, commitment, tolerance, perseverance, character and the dedication to make a difference in the lives of a diverse group of young and older children, depending on your choice of phase specialisation. This profession will afford you the opportunity to nurture and mould young and growing minds and to develop a variety of vital lifelong skills in children. Contributing to the academic and social development of children is a fulfilling experience that you should embrace. Go ahead. Make a difference in the lives of children. Choose teaching as a career!
For more information on how to become a teacher and the various phases you can select to teach visit the Initial Teacher Education page.

Register as an educator

Are you a qualified teacher and want to teach in South Africa? You must register with the South African Council for Educators (SACE). Section 21 of the South African Council for Educators Act, 2000 requires that:
  • 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.


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