Managing Human Resources in South African Schools

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“All South Africans must now unite and join hands and say we are one country, one nation, one people, marching together into the future.” Nelson Mandela

This book is underpinned by the philosophy that effective management of all staff in schools is essential if the challenges of educating South Africa’s youth are to be met. Good managers are able to recruit, select, motivate and monitor teachers and other staff.

The purpose of the book is to provide guidelines for professional development and competence in managing staff effectively. Case examples are provided throughout to enable practical application to specific contexts.



Foreword and Preface

The emergence of the ‘new’ South Africa during the 1990s has been evident in many aspects of society. The apartheid system has been dismantled and replaced by a recognition that the nation needs to nurture and develop all its people if it is to thrive in a global economy. Education has a vital role to play in preparing children and young people to contribute to society and the economy on the basis of their ability and regardless of their colour, race or location.


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