Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill

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Basic Education

The Department of Basic Education has published has published the draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill, and is asking you to comment.

The Draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill, (the Draft Amendment Bill), proposes to amend the South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996), and the Employment of Educators Act, 1998 (Act No. 76 of 1998) (the SASA and the EEA, respectively), so as to align them with developments in the education landscape and to ensure that systems of learning and excellence in education are put in place in a manner which respects, protects, promotes and fulfils the right to basic education enshrined in section 29(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. The Draft Amendment Bill seeks to amend the SASA and the EEA so as to make certain technical and substantive adjustments, to clarify certain existing provisions and to insert certain provisions to cover matters which are not provided for in the existing legislation.


Comments can be emailed to Adv TD Rudman at rudman.d@dbe.gov.za by no later than Wednesday10 January 2018.

Enquiries can be directed to Ad TD Rudman on tel (012) 357 3856