The superpower of teachers could change the South African education narrative – 3 October 2023
World Teachers Day is celebrated on 5 October and pays homage to the teachers who have made a difference and continue to make a difference in the lives of many learners and communities.

Regarded by many as a selfless profession, South African teachers face several challenges as the local education landscape faces a significant transition period.

“As the South African education space navigates through this transition, here are several challenges that teachers are expected to overcome daily,” says Dr Cleo Karrim, associate director of the Mancosa School of Education (SoE), “While the education space is facing significant criticism at the moment (regarding its lack of innovation and what parents assume are teachers not doing their jobs), it is important to note that South African teachers still have an important role to play in building the future of this country.”