SAPA KZN - South African Principals' Association of KwaZulu Natal

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Nelson Mandela
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What is SAPA KZN?

SAPA was formed in 1995 at a launching conference in the Western Cape. It is based on the principles of non-alignment to any political party or organization, or to any other educator body or union. This paves the way for individuals to be members of the major teacher unions in South Africa and also be members of SAPA. While SAPA is the national umbrella body, the association effectively functions at a provincial level. Each province elects its own executive committee to organize activities within the province, such as conferences, local seminars, newsletters, negotiations with provincial education departments in the interests of members etc.

A word from the President, Erica Hayes-Hill

Appointed as Principal of Durban Girls’ High School in January 2013 and then-then at the end of 2013 taking the reign of SAPA KZN has been a great challenge. I am dedicated to improving education in South Africa and equally drawn by the need for schools to be happy places to work in. We spend so much of our time in our schools and pursuing an education that if we don’t find a purpose and a mission we will end up being frustrated and grumpy.

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