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Amendments to SA Schools Act

The proposed amendments to the South African Schools Act will have a major impact on the independence of schools. Governing Bodies will lose almost all their powers with regard to pupil admissions, the school’s language policy and the appointment of teachers. Schools will simply be nationalised to become state institutions, which will result in major service delivery problems, schools becoming affirmative action targets, and overall decay setting in.
We will fight this amendment bill by participating in the public participation process. Thousands of people must comment on the bill. Solidarity has created the platform to make this possible.

Should the amendment bill actually be passed, we’ll continue the fight in court to have it declared unconstitutional.
Solidarity believes that schools are community institutions. Parents invest a lot in their community schools because it is also an investment in their children.

We realise that we must start working towards establishing our own, private education institutions as a viable long-term alternative – one that still includes the community served by the school, and one that will ensure the preservation of quality education and excellent teachers.
The amendment bill was published in the Government Gazette earlier this month and it contains 46 clauses.
Read the complete amendment bill here.

PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC PARTICPATION PROCESS.


The public has until 10 November to officially comment on the amendment bill. This is a platform where any member of the public may submit their comments on the amendment bill to voice their dissatisfaction with the proposed amendments.

Submit your comments on the proposed amendments to the Schools Act:

To whom it may concern

The new amendment bill on the SA Schools Act will have a major impact on the independence of schools. Governing Bodies will lose almost all their powers with regard to pupil admissions, the school’s language policy and the appointment of teachers. The plan is to centralise education services although the education department has clearly stated that they cannot afford it. Therefore, the implementation of the amendment bill will have tragic consequences for service delivery in schools, and ultimately for the quality of education as well. I therefore request that this amendment bill be rejected. South Africa needs the input of all communities to educate our children.


I would like to submit this comment as part of the public participation process.

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  • We’ll submit the comments to the official forum dealing with the comments, and we’ll also send it to the Minister of Basic Education and the MEC of Education in every province.

  • Only your name and surname will appear at the bottom of the correspondence.

  • Should litigation become necessary in future, Solidarity may include your comments in the court documents.

  • Solidarity will contact you to give feedback on the process, and to inform you of the actions we are taking with regard to this important matter.
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