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Apply to do home education

If you prefer to teach your child at home you must apply to the head of your provincial education department to register your child for home schooling. You can either teach your child yourself or hire a tutor to do so.

The lessons you offer your child must fall within the scope of the following compulsory phases of education:

  • the foundation phase (grades 1 - 3)
  • the intermediate phase (grades 4 - 6)
  • the senior phase (grades 7 - 9).

Find out more about home schooling or contact the Department of Basic Education.