Rights and Responsibilities of Parents - A Public School Policy Guide

2011
(The Government of South Africa)
Summary
Most commonly asked questions by parents on the education of their school-going children - The South African Schools Act of 1996 requires all children between the ages of seven and 15 to attend school. Parents and guardians must make sure that all learners of this age are registered to go to school. As a parent, your relationship with the school starts on the day that you decide to register your child with a particular school. This relationship is defined by a set of rights and responsibility towards the school.

Contact Information

For further information please contact any of the following provincial Departments of Education at these numbers:
Province Telephone number Fax number
Western Cape 021 467 2768 021 467 2996
Gauteng 011 355 0552 011 355 0206
KwaZulu Natal 035 874 8411/3592  
Northern Cape 053 839 6701 053 838 6640
North West 018 384 2828 018 384 3432
Eastern Cape 040 642 3284 040 643 3198
Mpumalanga 013 766 5317 013 766 5577
Free State 051 404 8424 051 404 8160
Limpopo 015 290 7908 015 297 3154

 

Published by the Education Human Resources Development, Gender Equity and School Safety Chief Directorate and the Directorate: National and Provincial Communication, Department of Education, Sol Plaatje House, 123 Schoeman Street, Pretoria
The content on this page was last updated on 4 September 2013