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South African Schools Act No. 84 of 1996


Regulations relating to Safety Measures at Independent Schools

9. General


(1) All independent schools must display clear signs at the entrance that any person who enters the school may be subjected to a search.


(2) Any person who contravenes these regulations may be removed from the independent school premises.


(3) Independent schools must cooperate with police stations to ensure that visible policing is present during all sporting and cultural events at the school.


(4) Independent schools must encourage governing board members and parents to participate in community policing forums.


(5) Independent schools must develop action plans to counter threats of violence that could have a negative impact on school activities, and to implement regulation 4(1).


(6) The plans in subregulation (5) must ensure the safety of all learners, staff members and parents during school activities.


(7) Independent schools must engage in advocacy campaigns to communicate to the public the status of the schools concerning the regulations and their right to protection against violence.


(8) The HOD must provide guidelines to assist independent schools in developing the action plans contemplated in subregulations (5) to (7).