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Beckmann, Johan; Prinsloo, Isak – South African Journal of Education, 2009
The establishment of school governing bodies represents a significant decentralisation of power in the South African school system. The South African Schools Act (Act 84 of 1996) plays an important role in encouraging the principle of partnership in and mutual responsibility for education. With the institution of school governing bodies (SGBs),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Boards of Education
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Clase, Pieter; Kok, Jacobus; van der Merwe, Martyn – South African Journal of Education, 2007
The success of a country's education system depends to a large extent on the mutual trust and co-operation existing between all partners. However, numerous documented incidents in the media have confirmed that there is a field of tension between school governing bodies of public schools in South Africa and the Department of Education, which is of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Conflict, Public Schools