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


Regulations for Safety Measures at Public Schools

9. General


(1) All public 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 public school premises.


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


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


(5) Public schools must develop action plans to counter threats of violence which have the potential to 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) Public schools must engage in advocacy campaigns to communicate to the public the status of the schools concerning the regulations and the right to protection against violence.


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


(9) The HOD must be provided with action plans contemplated in sub-regulations (5) to (7) within 6 months after the commencement of the Regulations.