Index of Legislation on Education

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  • Links to governing legislation:
  • Links to enabling legislation:
    • The South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No 84 of 1996)
      To provide for a uniform system for the organisation, governance and funding of schools.
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    • The National Education Policy Act, 1996 (Act No 27 of 1996)
      To provide for the determination of national policy for education, including the determination of policy on salaries and conditions of employment of educators.
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    • The Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (Act No 16 of 2006)
      To regulate further education and training; to provide for the establishment, governance and funding of public further education and training institutions; to provide for the registration of private further education and training institutions; to provide for quality assurance and quality promotion in further education and training; to provide for transitional arrangements and the repeal of laws; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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    • The General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Act, 2001
      (Act No 58 of 2001)

      To provide for the establishment, composition and functioning of the General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Council, to provide for quality assurance in general and further education and training, to provide for control over norms and standards of curriculum and assessment, to provide for the issue of certificates at the exit points, to provide for the conduct of assessment and to repeal the South African Certification Council Act, 1986.
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    • The Employment of Educators Act, 1998 (Act No. 76 of 1998)
      To provide for the employment of educators by the State and for the regulation of the conditions of service, discipline, retirement and discharge of educators.
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    • The Western Cape Provincial School Education Act, 1997 (Act No 12 of 1997)
      To provide for a uniform education system for the organisation, governance and funding of all schools and to make provision for the specific educational needs of the province.
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    • Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Act, 2010 (Act No. 7 of 2010)
      To amend the Western Cape Provincial School Education Act, 1997.
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    • The Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No 1 of 1999)
      To regulate financial management in the national government and provincial governments, to ensure that all revenue, expenditure, assets and liabilities of those governments are managed efficiently and effectively and to provide for the responsibilities of persons entrusted with financial management in those governments.
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    • The Division of Revenue Act, 2003 (Act No. 7 of 2003)
      To provide for the equitable division of revenue anticipated to be raised nationally among the national, provincial and local spheres of government for the 2003/2004 financial year and the reporting requirements for allocations pursuant to such division; to permit the withholding and the delaying of payments in certain circumstances; to provide for liability for costs incurred in litigation in violation of the principles of co-operative governance and intergovernmental relations; to regulate the adoption of local government budgets; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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    • The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (Act No. 3 of 2000)
      TO give effect to the right to administrative action that is lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair and to the right to written reasons for administrative action as contemplated in section 33 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
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    • The Public Service Act, 1994 as amended [Proclamation No 103 of 1994]
      To provide for the organisation and administration of the public service of the Republic as well as the regulation of the conditions of employment, terms of office, discipline, retirement and discharge of members of the public service.
      Index to the Department of Public Service & Administration related Acts, Policies & Regulations
      Public Service Act, 1994:  Acrobat version   size: 181 KB

    • The South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995 (Act No. 58 of 1995)
      To provide for the development and implementation of a National Qualifications Framework and for this purpose to establish the South African Qualifications Authority.
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    • The Adult Basic Education and Training Act, 2000 (Act No. 52 of 2000)
      To regulate adult basic education and training; to provide for the establishment, governance and funding of public adult learning centres; to provide for the registration of private adult learning centres; and to provide for quality assurance and quality promotion in adult basic education and training.
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    • The Revised Regulations for Independent schools - for comment
      Draft Regulations relating to the Registration of and Subsidies to Independent Schools (Excluding Independent Pre-Primary Schools)
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    • List of Registered Independent schools
      List of independent schools in the Western Cape registered in terms of the South African Schools Act
      (Act 84 of 1996)

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  • Link to South African Government information web site:
    • South African Government Online web site at www.gov.za
      select "Documents" for access to the South African Government Information web site:
          - select "Acts" for listing of Acts by Year;
          - or select "All documents by subject".

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