What is SAPA free state?
SAPA was formed in 1995 at a launching conference in the Western Cape. It is based on the principles of non-alignment to any political party or organization, or to any other educator body or union. This paves the way for individuals to be members of the major teacher unions in South Africa and also be members of SAPA. While SAPA is the national umbrella body, the association effectively functions at a provincial level. Each province elects its own executive committee to organize activities within the province, such as conferences, local seminars, newsletters, negotiations with provincial education departments in the interests of members etc.
A word from the President, Erica Hayes-Hill
John C Maxwell asserts that: “To change the direction of the organisation, change the leader: Leadership ability is always the lid on personal and organisational effectiveness. If the leadership is strong, the lead is high. But if its’s not, then the organisation is limited. That’s why in times of trouble, organisations naturally look for new leadership. When the country is experiencing hard times, it elects a new president.