The aim of this article is to highlight the strategies used by school principals in facilitating their development and their teachers
in primary schools in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces of South Africa. The Department of Education in these provinces
expects school principals and teachers to bring change in their school performances. The problem is that in these schools
principals and teachers’ professional developments is a challenge. Interviews were conducted with fifteen school principals who
were purposively selected and their teachers completed a questionnaire. Professional development in the sampled schools
was done in the form of workshops, individually guided staff development observation/assessment and training.