The teachers from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana and Zambia, among other countries, said they were concerned about the increasing problems they continue to face in their profession.
“We have decided to regroup, so as to build solidarity and mutual cooperation among member organisations in the region,” newly elected Sato president Henry Kapenda said.
“We aim to commit ourselves in the struggle to promote peace, democracy, social justice, equality and freedom of association in the region.
“We want to urge our governments not to take us as their enemies, but as partners in regional development.”
Sato collapsed five years ago, partly due to lack of donor funding and resource mismanagement.