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.

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...

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How should homeschoolers vote?

Of the 10 largest parties, 8 published manifestos for the 2019 national and provincial elections. This article analyses the manifestos of these parties in terms of a number of questions that might be important to home educators. For each party, a number of questions are answered: Does the manifesto list education as an election issue?Does the manifesto mention / acknowledge the role of parents in education?Does the manifesto mention home education?...

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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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Learning centre overview

Homeschool, micro-school, learning centre, unregistered private

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Homeschool ABC



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