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Surviving Teaching in South Africa



Dear all,

I am looking for submissions for a new publication that aims to reach all teachers in South Africa, new and experienced. The aim of the publication is to provide original anecdotes, quotes, short paragraphs as well as photographs/mug shots/illustrations with a focus on inspiring and encouraging teachers. Many teachers are despondent because of various factors influencing teaching in South Africa at the moment and hence this publication aims to provide teachers with a source of hope, motivation and humour to get them through difficult times.


Written content:

Submissions (including quotes, anecdotes and prose) must be one hundred percent your own writing. All writing must demonstrate positivity, inspiration and hope for the teaching profession in South Africa and must be written from a teacher’s perspective (school, university, college, pre-school etc).


All photographs or illustrations must be one hundred percent your own creative works. Each photograph/illustration must be accompanied by a short caption if there is no written paragraph to accompany this. Mug shots are welcome and may be published alongside your written piece.


All pieces must be a maximum of 300 words (excluding a mug shot). There is a limit of 5 creative pieces per individual. At the end of your submission, please include your full name, the school etc. where you teach and the city/town. Should you wish to remain anonymous, that is fine as well. Simply include the city/town where you live.


Word documents need to be attached in an email. Photographs/illustrations can be attached if possible. Alternatively contact us if you would prefer to send your image.

Language: Unfortunately we are only accepting submissions in English.

Subject line: In the subject line type ‘Surviving Teaching in SA’

We are currently approaching sponsors who may donate prizes for the most inspiring story. So
please keep sending us your writing!

We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your writing. Please help us in this endeavor
to elevate the importance of teachers and motivate and inspire them.

Submissions must be sent to:


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