If you can read this, thank a teacher! This week Legal Hero visited the Ntee High School in Kwandengezi, KZN to salute the true heroes in our communities… Teachers.


Schools and school codes have become a hot topic in the news. Discrimination, unfortunately, remains one of life’s nasty villains. It is a beast that still needs slaying. This is where teachers are of great importance. Our children spend the biggest part of their day at school under the guidance and influence of teachers. A teacher is therefore one of our first role models as a child. When children start believing in our Constitution, and start voicing their concerns, you know that teachers – among others – must be doing something right.



Section 29 of the Constititution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 reads:

“(1) Everyone has the right—

(a) to a basic education, including adult basic education; and

(b) to further education, which the state, through reasonable measures, must make progressively available and accessible.

(2) Everyone has the right to receive education in the official language or languages of their choice in public educational institutions where that education is reasonably practicable. In order to ensure the effective access to, and implementation of, this right, the state must consider all reasonable educational alternatives, including single medium institutions, taking into account—

(a) equity;

(b) practicability; and

(c) the need to redress the results of past racially discriminatory laws and practices.”

Did you know?

Did you know that you can apply for conditional/ partial or full exemption from school fees? Click here to learn more.