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.

Bogus education or bogus schools?

A lot of publicity has been given to the closing down of 20 so called “bogus” schools in Gauteng. These schools were unregistered private schools operating in the Ivory Park area, apparently charging parents about R400 – R450 per month. The about 400 learners in these schools will be placed in public schools in the area. These actions raises a number of questions. Firstly it raises the question why parents are...

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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...

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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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