Round 1 Motion – 2024

One of the aims of the Basic Education Law Amendment (BELA) bill seeks to make school governing bodies submit their language policy for approval. This is to ensure that language policy more truly reflects our constitutional values.

Motion: The responsibility of selecting language policy should remain with School Governing Bodies (SGBs) instead of the Provincial Education Departments (PEDs).


  1. Tracking the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill in Parliament. 11 March 2024
  2. Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill: adoption; with Deputy Minister. 11 March 2024
  3. Government gets a green light to meddle with language policies at schools in South Africa. 11 March 2024
  4. Chapter 11: Language In School. Section 27. 11 March 2024
  5. SA Schools Act. 11 March 2024
  6. Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill B2-2022. 11 March 202

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