Legislative Mandates

 

Since 1994, a number of policies have been implemented and legislation promulgated to create a framework for transformation and the provision of quality public education and training. The following are some of the key legislation, regulations and policies:

 

 

       The Constitution of the republic of south Africa Act, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996) 

 

       The National Education Policy Act, 1996 (Act No. 27 of 1996)

 

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

 

       The Further Education & Training Colleges Act, 2013(Act No. 1 of 2013)

 

      The Adult Basic Education & Training Act, 2000  (Act No, 52 of 2000)

 

       The Employment of Educators Act, 1998 (Act No. 76 of 1998)

 

       The Public Services Act, 1994 (Proc No. 103 of 1994)

 

       The General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Act, 2001 (Act No. 58 of 2001)

 

       The South African Qualification Authority Act, 1995 (Act No. 58 of 1995 )

 

       Education White Paper 5 on Early Childhood Education (May 2001) 

 

       Education White Paper 6 on Special Needs Education - Building an Inclusive Education & training System (July 2001)

 

      National Curriculum Statement 

 

      The Northern Cape Schools Education Act, 1996 9 Act No. 6 of 1996)

 

       The Education Laws of Amendment (Conduct of Matriculations Examinations) Act, (Act No, 4 of 1995)

 

       The White Paper on Transforming Public Service Delivery (Batho Pele) (General Notice 18340 of 1 October 1997)

 

       The Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999)

 

       The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000)

 

       The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000 (Act No. 3 of 2000) 

 

       The Electronic Communication and Transactions Act, 2002 (Act No. 25 of 2002) 

 

       The Draft White Paper on e-Education, August 2003

 

 

 Policy Mandates

 

·         National Development Plan

 

·      Medium Term Strategic Framework 2014 - 2019

 

·         National Integrated Information Communication Technology Policy Green Paper

 

·         National Curriculum Framework for Children from Birth to 4 Years (pre-grade R:ECD) 

 

·         Learning and Teaching Support Material Retention Policy 

 

·         National Mathematics, Science and Technology Strategy

 

·          Action Plan to 2019: Towards the realisation of Schooling 2030