National Education Policy Act, 1996

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To provide for the determination of national policy for education; to amend the National Policy for General Education Affairs Act, 1984, so as to substitute certain definitions; to provide afresh for the determination of policy on salaries and conditions of employment of educators; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 

Last update: September 2012


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Latest Developments:

 

The National Education Policy Act, 1996 (Act No. 27 of 1996) has been updated by Government Gazette 35527 dated 17 July 2012 - Notice 574; Standard for Publication of Education Statistics.

 

The National Education Policy Act, 1996 (Act No. 27 of 1996) has been amended by the Basic Education Laws Amendment Act, 2011, Government Gazette No. 34620

 

The Act has been updated by Notice No. 233 "2011 and 2012 School Calendars for Public Schools" in Government Gazette No. 33058 dated 26 March 2010.

 

The Act has been updated by Notice No. 361 of 2010 – "Policy on Learner Attendance" – in Government Gazette No. 33150 dated 4 May 2010.

 

The National Education Policy Act, 1996 and

the South African Schools Act, 1996 have been updated by Notices No. 349 and 351 in Government Gazette No. 33160 dated 6 May 2010, regarding discontinuation of CTAS in Grade 9, and an amendment to the National Policy, 2007.

 

This Act has been updated by Notice No. R. 974 – Establishment of the National Education and Training Council (NETC) published in Government Gazette No. 32629 dated 9 October 2009.

 

The National Education Policy Act, 1996 (Act No. 27 of 1996) has been updated by the inclusion of :

Government Notice No. 200 of 20 February 2008 -2009 school calendar for public schools; and

Government Notice No. 1151 of 31 October 2008 – Approval for change of date of registration for the 2010 and 2011 Senior Certificate Examination;

 

This Act has been amended by the Education Laws Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 31 of 2007);

 

The National Education Policy Act, 1996, (Act No. 27 of 1996) has been added to the site, and the following amendments have been applied:-

The Education Laws Amendment Act No. 100 of 1997, as published in Government Gazette No. 18480 dated 28 November 1997;

The Education Laws Amendment Act No. 48 of 1999, as published in Government Gazette No. 20650 dated 19 November 1999.