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.

Steamrolling a policy of chaos and conflict

In the week of 16 July 2018 the Pestalozzi Trust received information that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) planned to push through the new policy on home education without consulting the homeschooling movement. Although the consultation process cannot be viewed as meaningful by any stretch of imagination, the DBE attempts to create a perception that an extensive consultation process was followed. A flawed consultation process In 2014 and 2015 the...

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How many homeschoolers are there in South Africa?

It is often reported that there are about 100 000 home learners in South Africa. This number is then used to estimate the impact that legislative changes will have on the homeschooling movement. Due to the wide use of this number, it is important to have some certainty that this number can be justified. There are no accurate figures on the number of home learners. The only way to get to...

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Research on Home Education

Research on home education consistently proves that home learners

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Homeschooling and the law

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

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History of homeschooling in SA

History of home education in South Africa (Wikipedia article)

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