In the real world and in our country of many challenges, our children face a future of great opportunities and great adversity. Gauteng is a province where the challenges of survival are overwhelming. This province, as the economic hub of the country, is a highly competitive and demanding social, cultural and economic environment. It is within this context that leadership more than ever, must permeate everything . It is with sound direction and leadership that we will be able to overcome the challenges of survival. History has proven the power of leadership and of great leaders. South Africa`s own success story as a country and a nation can be attributed to the leadership of the great Nelson Mandela.
Thus the vision and the foresight of the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE), in placing capital in leadership will no doubt lead to an injection of growth, with a focus on creating schools of excellence. MGSLG will alert school leaders as to what is expected of them from both the GDE and through the norms, standards and competencies for education management. MGSLG also hopes to create the means for moving forward on pathways that promote intelligent action, innovative and creative decision-making. It is our aim to produce reflective school leaders and governors who become life-long learners and instil the same qualities in all people that they come into contact with.