Twenty-eight female guards were unfairly dismissed by a security company because the client‚ Metrora.
Delegates at the ANC policy conference said they preferred teachers to concentrate on educating the nation and leave politics for politicians.
Minister of Land Affairs Thoko Didiza said the conference viewed teachers as carrying a huge task of improving the state of education.
"We will engage with other political parties to look into the issue of releasing teachers to concentrate on improving the quality of education," she said. - Sapa