NATU is an organisation of the future which provided and till continues to provide a support system for professionally-oriented educators. The entire life of NATU from the era of Reverend Xaba to that of S.L. Ngcobo has been the perpetual struggle towards the quality of teaching and learning on the one hand and towards the enhancement of the status of the teaching profession in general on the other. It is the organisation’s hope that one day teachers will work with dignity.