Could it be that Equal Education, Equal Education Law Centre and the SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) were all fast asleep in 2018 when former MEC for education Debbie Schäfer introduced the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill?
Collaboration and donor-funded schools were introduced in this bill. The bill has since become the Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Act of 2018.
The South African Schools Act of 1996 (Sasa) clearly stipulates that the number of parent members of a governing body at a public school must be one more than the combined total of all other members with voting rights.
This is to ensure that parent members play a significant part in the decisions that…
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