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Ash
No I do not
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Nelly
No I do not
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Giving parents the right to choose the type of environment as well as the type of schooling best for their children shouldn't be tampered with, schools can in some ways be toxic for well raised children, therefore if some children can be at home and learn, why take that away from them?
Brenda
No I do not
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The SA Education Department are not able to maintain the current government schools functioning correctly. Now they want to interfere in the home schooling systems which function well.
They should get there own house in order FIRST. Another way the ANC led government want to run the lives of all South African citizen.
Chantelle
No I do not
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Home schooling is a form of freedom of education. It is those peoples perogative as to what form of education they want their kids to be part of. Why is the government interfering with a system that is working? Rather focus on government schools that are not meeting basic human rights, ghost teachers receiving salaries that could be put to better use, and unqualified people being appointed in positions they aren't qualified for just because of their race. The Education department is not looking after their schools buildings and properties. This is creating a ripple effect especially on children who want to have a better future for themselves and their families. SGB's are paying for property rezoning and consolidations with their privately raised money in order to develop the school because the government refuses to pay, and without those applications they can't add buildings to their grounds in order to develop the schools to their utmost potential. Look at the log in your own eye = government education dept, before pointing out errors in other/private educational divisions
Willem
No I do not
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Man's idols will fall down and turn to dust in the eyes of the world. The government can try all they like to snatch and murder the souls of children, by forcing them away from their parents or prescribing what they should learn, but Christ will not let go of his people and they will win out in the end. Kiss the Son, lest he smite you in His anger. May He have mercy on the dark souls that would think of implementing this regulations.
Mabea Phillemon
No I do not
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Jacques
No I do not
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BELA: BLATANT EDUCATIONAL LIBERTY ANTAGONISATION

I utterly condemn the proposed Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill – advocated for the supposed adherence to the right to basic education (enshrined in section 29(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996) – as an explicitly and shamelessly institutionalised infringement on the indisputable liberty of South African citizenry to exercise individual and voluntarily collective autonomy in the assorted - but nevertheless - viable actualisations of basic education. The South African Institute of Race Relations - as expressed in their 'Your child, your educational choice!' campaign [https://irr.org.za/campaigns/childrens-education#campaignMore] - asserts that this Bill would afford the greater transference of effective authority from parents to bureaucrats in establishing additional regulation regarding school admission, language utilisation, disciplinary action and home education as well as enabling the employment of specialised advisory units concerning curriculum and assessment, the monopolisation of relevant educational publications, the consolidation of public schools and the imposition of further regulation (and related violations) by the Minister of Basic Education: resulting in the exacerbation of educational standards, educator emigration and political corruption as well as the undermining of 'the language and cultural rights of communities, parents and learners'. AfriForum declares the enactment of this Bill to be an intransient and unrectifiable governmental encroachment - on the constitutional settlement of 1994 that provisions for the protection and progression of Afrikaans and other indigenous
languages within academia - with this intrinsic invalidation of certain cultural identities and linguistic diversity as well as the subsequent enforcement of English hegemony pertaining to educational establishments and endeavours ('Government breaches 1994 settlementwith planned amendments to the SchoolsAct, targeting Afrikaans schools' [https://afriforum.co.za/en/government-breaches-1994-settlementwith-planned-amendments-to-the-schoolsact-targeting-afrikaans-schools/]): necessitating the existence of (what essentially equates to) civil rights initiatives such as the 'Red Afrikaans' petition [https://vegenbou.co.za/en/red-afrikaans/].
Ronelle
No I do not
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Ludicrous
Cloete
No I do not
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The government has no biblical right to education my children or any other parent's children, its the parents responsibility to guide and education their children to be godly men and woman of the future.
If someone should not be fit to educate their children, the church and the community should help.
Since when did we become so lazy as to give the government the right to indoctrinate our children!!!??
Lidemari
No I do not
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It is the parent's responsibility to choose the education of their children, not the government.
Hannes
No I do not
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I am as a God-fearing father responsible for my children's education. The state has no Biblical mandate to tell me how to educate my children. This is a power grab!! No, stay away from our children!!!!
Jack
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I am employed at a private school in Polokwane Eduanpark. I can confer some serious problems in private education. I am not an expert on homeschooling but as my experience stands I can say that private education can be misguided. You have home schooling which is un regulated to a large extent and you have independent education this is the ISASA school standards these are by far the best schools in the private sphere in South Africa. Then you find the regular private schools their superiority over good functioning state and independent private schools is a myth. Usually they follow the CAPS curriculum and ask a higher fee structure than state run schools. And in many of them they pay teachers less than in the public sphere. And their results are not as good as one may seem. 30% of private schools are dysfunctional in South Africa. I read this once and as an educator I have worked in dysfunctional private schools. The current school that I am working in is semi - dysfunctional in many aspects of education. Both regarding education and the labor area. Most staff are not qualified educators and most people who are hired are Zimbabwean teachers. Some on VISA renewals. There is no school governing body and no HOD structure. Cost cutting. We are discouraged to talk directly to the parents and the principal doesn't have executive authority. I have no idea what he is supposed to do. The school is not registered with Umalusi and no matter what the principal will no allow a child to fail as the owner will not allow this because this will make the school look bad because she will lose money if the parents will take learners out of the school if learners fail. Since I have been working there I have as previously seen in other dysfunctional private schools a high staff turnover. More than 13 teachers have gone and went since March out of 22 need for the school. Discipline is in disarray. And people are tricked or intimidated into resigning. A frequent occurrence as the owners are terrified of unions and people exersizing their labor rights. Marks are forged and academic instruments are purely approved without premoderation standards. If learners fail their marks are inflated to allow them to pass. Dishonest and immoral. There are learners who cannot read or write in grade 7 but are promoted so that the owner does not lose money. Bums on the seats means money in the bank. Sick. With on departmental overnight how can this be stopped.
Johannes
No I do not
Language policies
The BELA Bill will be detrimental to mother tongue education.
Bonita
No I do not
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Trish
No I do not
The proposed regulations in entirety
It is apparent that the system of education has fallen to its knees. It needs a total overhaul with proper administrators, teachers etc in place to get South Africa back to a recognisable educational system. I fear that the current people do not have the capacity to do this.
Stephen
No I do not
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No this bill give the government the write to parent our children. And it is another step to controll us and take away our freedom
Anthonet
No I do not
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Charles
No I do not
Other
There seems very little reason for anyone to go to school. The teachers that have been employed are not teachers and mostly don't care for teaching or learners. Whats more, bad or lazy, or incompetent, or disinterested teachers can no longer be dismissed, so schools are sitting with no good teachers, which they cannot replace. A REALLY POOR STATE OF AFFAIRS. The laboursystem seems to insist that you keep your bad employees no matter what.
Davif
No I do not
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The sa education system is in a shambols. This is not going to be rectified by clamping down on home schooling which in most cases is far superior to the offerings of the department of education. Parents have the right to choose.
francois
No I do not
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