Deon Louw, the provincial coordinator for home education and person responsible for the establishment of the Joint Liaison Committee (JLC) in the Western Cape, has extended an invitation to Cape Home Educators to serve on the JLC.

The JLC will consist of representatives of parents, home education associations and interest groups. It shall collaborate with the Provincial Education Department to deal with operational and administrative issues pertaining to Home Education.

Cape Home Educators accepted the invitation to participate in the activities of the Western Cape JLC.

We are however concerned about the legal status and basis of the JLC and hope to receive clarification on this soon.

We welcome this opportunity for further engagement with local government and the DBE.

Any person who has a vested interest in home education and would want to serve on the Western Cape JLC, may provide their details to Mr Louw by 11 June 2021. Preference will be given to parents of learners doing home education, a representative of a home education association and an interest group in home education.

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