Firstly, our TEACHING must be excellent. If we follow closely the first four bullets in the Naptosa Charter of Professionalism we will, in fact, be teaching for social cohesion. It is well known that South Africa has a Geni coefficient (a measure used internationally to measure inequality) that is very high, if not the worst in the world. It is also well known that one of the ways to reduce this inequality is better education and higher skills levels. We as teachers can therefore play our part in ensuring that every learner in our classrooms receives the best possible education.
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