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Education Laws Amendment Act, No. 48 of 1999
To amend the South African Certification Council Act, 1986, so as to substitute certain definitions, to delete others and to insert new definitions; to provide anew for the functions of an examining body, the Director-General and the council, with regard to examinations; to allow the council to prescribe fees for the issue or endorsement of a certificate; and to remove obsolete references from the long title; to amend the National Education Policy Act, 1996, so as to make certain technical adjustments; to amend the South African Schools Act, 1996, so as to substitute certain definitions; to provide for the merger of two or more public schools and to regulate the consequences of such merger; to make provision for the temporary closure of a public school in the case of an emergency; to provide for an additional function of a governing body; to make further provision regarding co-opted members of governing bodies; to make certain technical adjustments; and to make further provision regarding claims for damages; to amend the Employment of Educators Act, 1998, so as to make provision for a timeframe within which a governing body or council must make its recommendations when an educator is appointed; and to dispense with the necessity for a recommendation by a governing body or council in the case of temporary transfers; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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