The Health of educators in public schools in South Africa

Case Studies & Research
Pretoria
HSRC
2016
134 p. + 16 p. + 10 p.

The provision of good quality education in public sector schools in South Africa is intrinsically linked to the health, wellbeing and productivity of educators employed in this sector. This second such study to assess the health and wellbeing of public school based educators in South Africa, was commissioned by the National Department of Basic Education (DBE) and conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) The study aimed to investigate the HIVā€related epidemiological profile of educators and school leadership (Principals, Vice Principals and Heads of Departments) in the public education sector and to assess the impact of HIV prevention, care and treatment programs on HIV prevalence. The findings contribute towards strengthening employee related programmes.

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