Education

FOR SA refutes ‘false statements’ by DBE, continues to call for parents to have say on sex education
Education South Africa

FOR SA refutes ‘false statements’ by DBE, continues to call for parents to have say on sex education

Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) which has been at the forefront of calls for greater consultation about proposed new Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) lesson plans for public schools today dismissed as “utter nonsense” statements by the Department of Basic Education and in certain media reports, saying that it […]

Motshekga statement arrogant, insulting to parents — Meshoe
Education South Africa

Motshekga statement arrogant, insulting to parents — Meshoe

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga’s statement that parents can conditionally opt out of the new Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)  curriculum is “laced with arrogance and is deceitful, disrespectful and insulting to parents”, says ACDP leader Rev Kenneth Meshoe. “For the Minister to say that parents have a choice to […]

‘Don’t impose your immorality on our children’, says Meshoe at protest march
Education Gauteng South Africa

‘Don’t impose your immorality on our children’, says Meshoe at protest march

Hundreds of ACDP members and supporters – including many children – marched to the office of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in Struben Street, Pretoria yesterday. Their aim was to put a stop to government’s plan of introducing Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) into the country’s Life Orientation syllabus. “Politicians,” […]

Home-schoolers accuse government of steam-rolling new policy on home education
Education South Africa Uncategorized

Home-schoolers accuse government of steam-rolling new policy on home education

South African Homeschooling organisations have accused the government of steam-rolling through a new policy on home education and a home schooling advocate foresees significant legal battles ahead over alleged serious legal shortcomings associated with the policy, says the Pestalozzi Trust (PT) in a press release. Despite a last-minute outcry by […]

Schools not appealing against OGOD judgment
Education South Africa

Schools not appealing against OGOD judgment

FOR SA says schools should not be intimidated into not exercising their rights to practice faith, invite Christian ministries Attorneys acting for the six public schools that were targeted by activist group OGOD over their religious practices have advised that they will not be appealing the judgment delivered by the Johannesburg […]