AfriForum continues to question proposed amendment to Schools Act – portfolio committee meeting offers little clarity
29 November 2017
The civil rights organisation AfriForum attended the portfolio committee meeting for basic education on 28 November 2017. This meeting dealt with the Department of Basic Education’s proposed amendment to the Schools Act following the amount of resistance it was met with from the public.
During the committee meeting, the Department did a presentation on the proposed amendments, as well as what the rationale for each amendment is.
“Unfortunately, this presentation did not address the many misgivings about the proposed Amendment Bill at all,” says Carien Bloem, AfriForum’s Project Coordinator for Education.
AfriForum earlier this month submitted a legal opinion with in-depth commentary regarding the Amendment Bill. This follows because it aims to significantly limit the managerial powers of school governing bodies.