Call for written submissions from stakeholder bodies and members of the public on the draft Policy on Home Education

Angelina Matsie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education, after consultation with the Council of Education Ministers and in terms of sections 3(4) of the National Education Policy Act, 1996 ( Act No. 27 of 1996) read in conjunction with section 51 of the South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996), hereby gives her intention to amend the Policy for the Registration of Learners for Home Education, promulgated as Government Notice No 1411 in Government Gazette No 20659 of 23 November 1999. In view of this, she invites stakeholder bodies, interested parties and members of the public to submit written comments on the draft amended policy document as set out in the Schedule (See related documents on the right ).



It would greatly assist the Department of Basic Education:

  1. if all submissions could be prepared under the headings listed in the draft policy document;
  2. if the person or organisation making the submission could include a clearly worded proposal for revision of the sections commented upon, where possible;
  3. if you do not wish to comment under a particular heading, please indicate "No comment”.

Contact details of the person or organisation responsible for the submission of comments must be provided.


Address for submissions

Please send or deliver your submission to:

The Deputy Director -General: Curriculum Policy, Support and. monitoring, Department of Basic Education for attention: Ms P Ngcobo

Address: 222 Struben Street, Pretoria 0002,
Fax: 012 323 7749
E- mail:


Closing date

The closing date for submission of comments has been extended to 31 January 2018.

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