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Basic Education Laws Amendment Act, No. 15 of 2011
NOTE: Assented to and published in English, with alternative copy in Afrikaans
To amend the National Education Policy Act, 1996, so as to amend or delete certain definitions; the South African Schools Act, 1996, so as to amend certain definitions and to define "loan"; to provide for consultation with the Minister of Finance before uniform minimum norms and standards are determined; to ensure that there is no unfair discrimination in respect of official languages; to provide for the imposition of a suitable sanction if an appeal by a learner who had been expelled from a public school has been upheld by the Member of the Executive Council; to provide for public schools that provide education with a specialised focus on talent; to provide for additional functions of a principal of a public school; to provide for the training of governing bodies by recognised governing body associations; to prohibit political activities during school time; to empower the Member of the Executive Council to identify additional schools that may not charge school fees; and to further regulate the liability of the State for certain damages; the Employment of Educators Act, 1998, so as to amend certain definitions; and to regulate afresh the application of the said Act; the South African Council for Educators Act, 2000, so as to amend certain definitions; to empower the council to manage a system for the promotion of the continuing professional development of all educators; and to provide the council with funding from money appropriated by Parliament; and the General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Act, 2001, so as to amend certain definitions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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