Bela Bill proposed amendments stirs division in the education system

The Department of Education announced possible changes to the South African Schools Act through the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill.

The proposed amendments will limit the functioning of SGBs by stripping them of decision making powers particularly in making recommendations on staff appointments and some financial policies.

CapeTalks' Kieno Kammies spoke to MEC of Education in Gauteng, Panyaza Lesufi, and MEC of Education in the Western Cape Debbie Schafer.

According to Lesufi there are certain elements in the Bill which gives certain races and demographics freedom to continue to oppress others.

He says these elements should be looked at and be reviewed to ensure equality in education for all.

It is very important that the education of our children across the country is respected.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

There should not be a section of our society that must get the benefits of our democracy where else another section of the society continue to be in pain purely because of the disadvantage they had with the regime we had in this country.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

Is it not important that we review all this things and find a way of sharing everything that belongs to our children in all our schools?

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

Schafer says the current Bill makes provisions for what Lesufi has stipulated, therefore there is no need to amend the Bill.

What the Education dept need to do is to ensure that the current rules in the Bill are adhered to rather than being changed, says Schafer.

I don't really see the needs for the changes in that regard but I do agree with the language provision.

Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Education MEC

If the SGBs are not doing what they are suppose to do, there are provisions in the current legislation and I am saying let's use that power.

Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Education MEC

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