New amendments to school legislation could leave SGBs out in the cold
The proposed amendments to the South African Schools Act could see the school governing bodies being stripped of all powers if the Bill is passed.
The legislation will give the powers back to the Department of Basic Education to make decisions on language policy, teacher appointments and pupil admissions.
Deputy CEO of the Federation of of School Governing Bodies, Jaco Deacon says if this amendment comes to pass, it could take South Africa back to the years of apartheid.
This boils down to school capture by the state and we should fight this all the way. We can not allow the rights of the parents to have a direct say and input in the quality of education to simply be relegated back to provincial officials somewhere in an office away from the school community.Jaco Deacon, Deputy CEO of the Federation of of School Governing Bodies
Deacon says there was no proper consultation about the amendments but rather a meeting where they were informed about these amendments.
The deputy minister promised us a technical meeting but so far we've just been informed about the proposed amendments and as part of the public we need to comment before the 10th of November.Jaco Deacon, Deputy CEO of the Federation of of School Governing Bodies
As the public and as citizens we need to address that issue whilst we have the opportunity.Jaco Deacon, Deputy CEO of the Federation of of School Governing Bodies
To hear the rest of the interview, listen below:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : New amendments to school legislation could leave SGBs out in the cold
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in SA on Tuesday was 24,264, and the total number of recoveries stood at 12,741.Read More
Congregants must wear masks and organisations must thoroughly clean and sanitise places for worship before and after services.Read More
Amcu general secretary David Sipunzi says the number could be higher because results were still coming.Read More
Eyewitness News reporter Babalo Ndenze has the full report.Read More
Business Insider Inc associate editor Phillip de Wet offers more on the regulation.Read More
He is expected to provide an update on the provisions for the religious sector following a meeting with the command council.Read More
The Daily Maverick has reported how the erratic supply of water has persisted after Makhanda East was without water for a week.Read More
The author and popular host of Newzroom Afrika's "Your View" took to Twitter to make the announcement at the weekend.Read More
702 and Dineplan are giving you a chance to keep your favourite local spots open after the lockdown. Find out how.Read More
The 23-day-old baby passed away following open heart surgery last week.Read More