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


Regulations pertaining to the National Curriculum Statement for Grades R-12

21. Time allocation


The weekly instructional time for subjects listed in the National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12 is stipulated in paragraphs 10, 17, 24 and 36 of the policy document, National policy pertaining to the programme and promotion requirements of the National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12 and is as follows in the different school phases—

(a) Foundation Phase (Grades R-2): 23 hours;
(b) Foundation Phase (Grade 3): 25 hours;
(c) Intermediate Phase: 27,5 hours;
(d) Senior Phase: 27, 5 hours; and
(e) Further Education and Training Phase: 27,5 hours;.