The way teachers dress at school was put in the spotlight yesterday, with the national regulatory body demanding a review of the dress code.
The South African Council of Educators (SACE) announced yesterday that it plans to introduce a dress code for teachers so that they look professional.
SACE chief executive Rej Brijraj said a communication would be sent to schools to inform them of new guidelines for teachers.
The council hoped the new dress code guidelines would begin to function at the beginning of next year.
Brijraj said though they had not received complaints that teachers were inappropriately dressed, the Education Department had referred the matter to them.
"We have not seen these complaints directly but we have to take them seriously," Brijraj said.
"It was felt that some teachers were not properly attired for the classroom," he said, adding that some women teachers dressed in a very revealing way.
Brijraj said that dressing according to the code was also indicative of teachers' commitment to their profession.