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GAHS before Parliament!


The Gauteng Association for Homeschooling appeared before Parliament this week on Tuesday, 29 November 2022. Our mission was simple, though not easy at all: to request the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education (the PCBE) to reconsider the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill provisions that pertain to home education.   In June 2022, we submitted [...]

GAHS before Parliament!2022-12-02T15:14:42+02:00

Our day in court!


As I get to the front gate of my home, I see the two police officers arriving in their vehicle, asking if I am Mrs. Swart and if they may enter my gate. I knew in that moment, that my entire family was in trouble and my child’s future was at risk. I gracefully invited [...]

Our day in court!2022-11-09T16:52:01+02:00



Attention: Mr L A Brown Dear Mrs B P Mbinqo-Gigaba, Chairperson: Portfolio Committee on Basic Education   RE: BASIC EDUCATION LAWS AMMENDMENT BILL – Concerns about home education sections. The Gauteng Association for Homeschooling welcomes the opportunity to comment on the BELA Bill which is now before the Portfolio Committee of Basic Education. A. Introduction [...]

BASIC EDUCATION LAWS AMMENDMENT BILL – Letter to Parliament.2022-06-24T14:01:19+02:00

Red Alarm: Registrations Refused!


Red Alarm: Registrations Refused The Trust has for some time been aware of the developing problem in KwaZulu-Natal where learners are being refused registration for home education. It seems that the problem is now spreading to other provinces as well.   At first these refusals related primarily (to the best of our knowledge, exclusively) to learners [...]

Red Alarm: Registrations Refused!2022-01-19T21:31:04+02:00

What is the Pestalozzi Trust?


What is the Pestalozzi Trust? The Pestalozzi Trust is a registered public benefit organisation established in 1998 by a group of Christians to provide affordable legal defence and advocacy services to protect the rights and freedoms of all member families to educate their children at home according to their own religious and/or philosophical persuasions, pedagogical [...]

What is the Pestalozzi Trust?2021-05-10T20:59:28+02:00

Introducing the South African National Home schooling association


The Eastern Cape Home Schooling Association (ECHSA) have had the dream of creating a representative structure that would be able to bring the concerns of the homeschooling community straight to the ears of those who have the power to make a difference. In October last year, that long-held aspiration has come to fruition in SANHSA, [...]

Introducing the South African National Home schooling association2021-05-10T21:01:08+02:00

Concerning registration.


“When I first started homeschooling a few years ago I was utterly confused by the law – despite the fact that I am a qualified attorney holding a masters degree in law. After reading pieces of legislation, various websites and forums and talking to people at homeschooling expos, I came to the conclusion that the [...]

Concerning registration.2021-04-01T13:17:57+02:00

Pestalozzi Trust en die BELA Bill


Op 27 Januarie 2020 het die Pestalozzi Trust ‘n vergadering met die Minister van Basiese Onderwys, Mev Angie Motshekga, bygewoon. Die Pestalozzi Trust is een van die belanghebbendes wat deur die Minister uitgenooi is om die jongste 2019-konsepweergawe van die Wysigingswetsontwerp op Onderwyswette of die Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill (BELA Bill) te bespreek. Ons [...]

Pestalozzi Trust en die BELA Bill2020-07-18T17:43:10+02:00



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Hoekom die Pestalozzi Trust? Ouers in Suid-Afrika is in ‘n dodelike stryd gewikkel. Dit is ‘n stryd om die harte en gedagtes en uiteindelik die lewens van hul kinders. Die stryd is teen die owerheidsmagte wat ouerinsette en -betrokkenheid uit die kinders se opvoeding wil weer. Alle ouers, ook tuisskoolouers, is in die stryd gewikkel, [...]

Legal talk2019-09-26T19:46:35+02:00