No matter how well intended, parents who lie about their residence to place their children in 'better' schools can face criminal charges and at least six months in jail.
This is according to a proposed amendment bill by the Department of Basic Education.
Paul Colditz, the CEO of the Federation of Governing Bodies of SA Schools, says school enrollment fraud does nothing to help improve poorer quality schools.
Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:
According to Colditz, legislation already exists that would constitute the likelihood of a jail term for such parents.
We want to make South Africans aware of the fact that lying to an institution with a particular objective is in fact fraud - and is a criminal offense.— Paul Colditz, CEO Federation of Governing Bodies of SA Schools