Withholding School Reports

Traditionally, many South African schools withheld report cards as a means of obtaining overdue school fees. However, legislation has recently changed in respect of withholding report cards. In terms of Sect...

Registration of Educators

All educators working in South African schools, public and independent, in the GET or FET bands, must be registered with SACE (the South African Council of Educators). It is illegal for any teacher to work with...

Subsidies for Independent Schools

An independent school can apply and be considered for a state subsidy. A school must have been registered for a year before it qualifies to receive a subsidy. The awarding of a subsidy is contingent on the s...

Policy on Bullying in Independent Schools

Bullying of any nature in public and independent schools is prohibited in the South African Schools Act (1996) and its subsequent amendments, and is a breach of learners’ constitutional rights. Bullying also...