The official launch of the PDI was held at Freedom Park, Pretoria on 30 July 2013. The guest speaker, the Honourable Minister Motshekga captured the excitement of the occasion in the opening words of her address when she said:

"For me the launch of the Institute for Professional Development by the National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa says indeed we’re free to work together as South Africans to solve our problems and challenges. There’s really no time for bickering and splitting hairs. We have a country to build, children to educate, and an economy to rekindle.

That’s why I’m excited as a citizen, a teacher, a parent, a patriot and a Basic Education Minister to have been invited and asked to say something. It is an honour to be accorded such an opportunity to throw in a few words about our collective destiny in the Park where it is located Isivivane."

Read the full address


The editor of NAPTOSA Insight asked Margot Johnson, the Director of the PDI, to introduce the Institute  to our readers - Read the article


Media reports on the launch of the PDI

News 24. Click here

IOL News. Click here

ABN Digital (CNBC-AfricaClick here

Education Southern Africa (October 2013) The article will be found on page 8 of Education Southern Africa




NAPTOSA’s Professional Development Institute (PDI) aims to give teachers a renewed understanding of themselves and a renewed confidence in their teaching vocation through sustained professional learning.  In line with this commitment to the professional development of all teachers, the recently established Professional Development Institute intends to provide ongoing and long term support in focus areas such as:

·         Curriculum mastery

·         Teachers becoming autonomous lifelong learners

·         Assisting teachers to build and participate in communities of professional teaching practice. 

·         Enabling teachers to provide quality teaching and learning in their classrooms.   




Visit the Professional Development page for details of workshops, seminars and much more.

Click here.