The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education adheres to the following values:
Displaying honesty in service, as well as intolerance to fraud, corruption, nepotism and maladministration.
Discharging our duties with kindness and generosity, and being mindful of the circumstances of other people, their needs and special requirements.
Sharing one another's emotions and feelings.
Demonstrating the highest standard of our profession and exceptional conduct of our professionals.
Ensuring consistency of actions and conduct of the highest ethical and moral standard.
Treating all people in a manner that is fair and just.
Maintaining high standards of performance and professionalism by aiming for excellence in everything we do.
Establishing and maintaining shared goals, and working together towards improving service delivery.