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

Chapter 6 : Transitional Provisions

54. Transitional provisions relating to governing bodies


1) The Minister must, after consultation with the Member of the Executive Council and by notice in the Government Gazette, determine dates –
a) by which the election of members of governing bodies at all public schools in a province must be finalised in terms of this Act; and
b) from which the governing bodies referred to in subsection (1)(a) must function in terms of this Act.


2) Different dates may be determined in terms of subsection (1)(b) in respect of governing bodies in the different provinces.


3) Any governing body, management council or similar authority of a public school, which existed immediately prior to the commencement of this Act, continues to function until the day before the date on which the relevant governing body is elected and must perform all the functions it performed prior to the commencement of this Act which a governing body can lawfully perform in terms of this Act.


4) Until a governing body begins to function in terms of subsection 1(b), such governing body of a school deemed to be a public school in terms of section 52(1) must perform the functions lawfully performed by its predecessor which are capable of being performed by a governing body in terms of this Act.