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


Regulations for Safety Measures at Public Schools

8B. Organisation of a school activity


(1) A public school must, in writing, supply the following information to the parent of the learner who will undertake the school activity:
(a) The purpose of the school activity;
(b) the nature of the activities to be undertaken during the school activity;
(c) the full itinerary of the school activity, with contact details of the hosts and of the supervising educators;
(d) the nature of transport, accommodation and catering arrangements;
(e) where applicable, the fact that the learner will need to acquire travelling documents and an inoculation certificate, and where they can be obtained;
(f) the fact that the travelling documents must be obtained at least seven days prior to the date of departure; and
(g) any other relevant details.


(2) Immediately after returning from a school activity, the supervising educator must submit a report to the principal if any of the following has occurred:
(a) accident;
(b) injury to a learner, educator or driver or to any other person; or
(c) any act of misconduct on the part of a learner, educator or driver or of any other person.


(3) The report must include the following information:
(a) the nature of the incident;
(b) the nature of the injury, if applicable;
(c) the time, date and place of the incident;
(d) procedures that were followed in dealing with the incident; and
(e) the name of the supervising educator.


(4) The principal must submit the report to the official who approved the school activity and to the chairperson of the school governing body.