This study seeks to describe the enactment of teacher leadership among three teacher leaders in an urban primary school in KwaZulu-Natal and explores the factors that hinder or enhance this enactment. An urban primary school has been selected as a case study and three teacher leaders were selected as the unit of analysis and methods such as questionnaires, interviews, journal entries and observations were used to gather data. The study is located within a distributed leadership framework and reports on both quantitative and qualitative data. My findings revealed that the enactment of teacher leadership was found across all the zones in particular zones 1 and 2 but limited in zone 3 and 4. This suggests that conditions in the school were not always conducive to authentic collaboration, redistribution of power and teacher leadership. Therefore, leadership must be understood as a shared process which involves working with all stakeholders in a collegial and creative way to seek out the untapped leadership potential of people and develop this potential in a supportive environment for the betterment of the school.