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

Chapter 3 : Public Schools

33A. Prohibition of political activities during school time



1) No party-political activities may be conducted at a school during school time determined by the governing body of the school in terms of section 20(1)(f).


2) The party-political activities contemplated in subsection (1) include, but are not limited to-
a) campaigning;
b) the conducting of rallies;
c) the distribution of pamphlets and fliers; and
d) the hanging or putting up of posters and banners.


3) A member of a political party may not, for the purposes of conducting party-political activities, encroach on the school time.


4) A school may not allow the display of material of a party-political nature on its premises unless such party-political material is related to the curriculum at the school.