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

Chapter 3 : Public Schools

29. Office-bearers of governing bodies



1) A governing body must, from amongst its members, elect office-bearers, who must include at least a chairperson, a treasurer and a secretary.


2) Only a parent member of a governing body who is not employed at the public school may serve as the chairperson of the governing body.


3) In the case of a public school for learners with special education needs any member of the governing body elected from the categories of persons referred to in section 24(1)(a), (e), (f), (g), (h) and (i) may serve as the chairperson of that governing body.