Bouwe van der Eems and his wife Debbie have been homeschooling their five children since 2000. Bouwe is actively involved in the Association for Homeschooling and the Pestalozzi Trust and has taken part in various meeting with Department officials since 2004. With his family he has been running the SAHomeschoolers website since 2010.

Hard questions on BELA Bill

In a recent article, Prof. Rita Niemann, head of academics at FutureLearn, expressed her support for the legislative changes in the Home Education Policy (2018) and BELA Bill. These changes introduce a 6 years’ jail sentence for not registering and consequently not following the national curriculum. She believes : "These penalties are in place to ensure that children receive education aligned to their age, grade, level and ability," and to “ensure...

Continue reading
  7501 Hits

Downside of alternative education

Education in dire straits The regulatory environment created by the SA Schools Act (SASA) in 1996 failed to provide the most vulnerable in our society with a quality basic education. It merely replaced race based inequality with class-based inequality. The majority of children attend dysfunctional public schools.Well-functioning model-C schools are affordable to the middle class, but increasingly inaccessible with long waiting lists.Private schools are generally not affordable to the middle class...

Continue reading
  6372 Hits

Legal & Research

Research on Home Education

Research on home education consistently proves that home learners

+ View

Homeschooling and the law

Home schooling was recognized in 1996 in the SA Schools Act.

+ View

History of homeschooling in SA

History of home education in South Africa (Wikipedia article)

+ View


Learning centre overview

Homeschool, micro-school, learning centre, unregistered private

+ View

Start a Learning Centre

Important considerations when starting a learning centre

+ View

Find a learning centre

There are various ways to find learning centres. Since there is

+ View

Homeschool ABC



Popular homeschooling approaches and styles ...

+ View


5 Easy steps to start homeschooling ...

+ View


How to choose a curriculum for your family ...

+ View



Homeschool Family blogs

Blogs by homeschooling families that share their experiences and ...


Tutors provide additional support to homeschooling parents. ... ...

Support Groups

Forums where parents and learners discuss issues with each other and ...

Assessment Tools

Homeschoolers make use of a variety of formal and informal ...


Welcome / Welkom

SAHomeschoolers.Org is an independent website that promotes home ...

Q & A

Has no content to show!

  • Prev
  • Curriculums & Resources