The Educator’s Pledge
I solemnly pledge that I shall do everything in my power to uphold the values and ideals of the teaching profession.
I will place the interests of the learner above my own personal interests and will not sacrifice them frivolously.
I will treat my learners as if they were my own children.
I will strive to teach and to enlighten the learners at all times.
I will strive for the pursuit of academic excellence.
I will not allow considerations of religion or political affiliation to interfere with my teaching.
I will treat the fellow educators and employees of the Department in a way I would like them to treat me.
I will act professionally and honestly at all times.
I will treat the property of the Department as if it were my own.
I will act in the best of my school, the Department of Education, my Province of KwaZulu-Natal and my country the Republic of South Africa.