And they must be given the tools they need to lead their pupils and staff effectively.
Research reveals that poor language and maths education in SA is failing hundreds of thousands of pupils.
The achievements of learners are still strongly (and sadly) linked to the circumstances of their birth, writes Annette Lovemore.
The allocation to school infrastructure in the mid-term budget is inadequate, writes David Macfarlane.
A 12-year-old Nevada pupil has shot dead a teacher, critically wounded two classmates and turned the gun on himself at his school.
Pressure is being put on failing matrics to forgo writing to massage the pass rate, say educators.