International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Cultural Symbols and Schools Act: A South African Case Study
Hlako Choma

Section 9 of the Republic of South Africa Constitution1 recognises that discrimination against people who are members of disfavoured groups may lead to patterns of group disadvantage and harm. It turns to be unfair, since it builds and entrenches inequality amongst different groups in the society. It is common cause that the school governing body is obliged in terms of the South African Schools Act,2 to adopt a code of conduct for learners. The Minister of Education may in terms of section 8 (3) of the Schools Act determine guidelines for the consideration of governing bodies in adopting a code of conduct for learners.

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