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National Education Policy Act 27 of 1996

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27 of 1996

The National Education Policy Act 27 of 1996 intends:

  • to provide for the determination of national policy for education;
  • to amend the National Policy for General Education Affairs Act, 1984 [repealed in 1997], so as
    • to substitute certain definitions;
    • to provide afresh for the determination of policy on salaries and conditions of employment of educators; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.


24 April 1996