Invitation for public to comment

On 13 October 2017, Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, published the proposed Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill in the Government Gazette, for comments by all interested parties.

Since then, the proposed Bill has caused quite the controversy, which is understandable seeing as the amendments made seeks to make changes to the South African Schools Act as well as the Employment of Educators Act.

These changes may ultimately suppress the authority of School Governing Bodies and therefore have a severe impact on teacher appointments, admission and language policies as well as financial processes.

“Our biggest concern is that these amendments try to diminish the powers of the school governing bodies in decision-making. We are moving away from public education to state education.”, says Dr. Jaco Deacon, the deputy CEO of Fedsas. Click here to read more.

Click here to view the proposed bill

The Department of Basic Education invites all interested parties to submit written comments on the published proposed Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill by no later than 10 November 2017.

NB! Deadline for submissions 10 November 2017.

d6 education, in association with FEDSAS, invites you to voice your opinions by clicking on the link below. The submission of  all responses will be sent to the Department of Basic Education’s Director General, Adv. Rudman.

Submit your written comments

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