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South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996)

Chapter 1 : Definitions and Application of Act

2. Application of Act



1) This Act applies to school education in the Republic of South Africa.


2) A Member of the Executive Council and a Head of Department must exercise any power conferred upon them by or under this Act, after taking full account of the applicable policy determined in terms of the National Education Policy Act, 1996 (Act No. 27 of 1996).


3) Nothing in this Act prevents a provincial legislature from enacting legislation for school education in a province in accordance with the Constitution and this Act.