Education in South Africa takes place at Public Schools, Independent Schools or through Home Education


    1. What is home education?

    Home education is a purposeful programme of education for a learner, alternative to school attendance which:

    • Provided under the direction and supervision of the learner’s parent primarily in the environment of the learner’s home;
    • May include tutorial or other educational support, if necessary, secured by a parent on specific areas of the curriculum followed by the learner; and
    • Meets the requirements for registration of a learner for home education contemplated in section 51 of the South African Schools Act (SASA).
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