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Registration of educators


All qualified teachers need to register with the South African Council of Educators (SACE). You need to be registered with SACE if you want to be employed as a teacher in South Africa.


Teacher and learnerTo register, you need to apply to SACE, submit the required documentation

  • registration form
  • certified copies of your professional diploma or degree certificates
  • complete academic record
  • certified copy of your identity document
  • police clearance certificate/report
  • pay the registration fee.

Details of the application procedure are available on the SACE website. You can also download the application form.

SACE will register you and issue you with your registration certificate if your application is successful.


South African applicants

Full registration: Professionally qualified educators: R200
Provisional registration: Student teachers: R200

Foreign applicants

Professionally qualified educators: R400
Foreign applicants: Student teachers: R400

For more information contact:

SACE Registration Department
Tel: 086 1007 223/012 663 9517
Fax: 012 663 9238/012 679 9726      


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The content on this page was last updated on 13 November 2019