The SA law provides for home education and institutional education, including public and private schools (per definition also cottage schools and learning centers).
Home education is defined as education at the child’s own home. A child who is schooled at a place other than his own home can therefore not lawfully be registered as a home learner. Cottage Schools / Learning Centres are often mistakenly refered to as homeschools. For more information see http://www.tuisskolers.org/centres/learning-centre-information.html
Please contact Karin van Oostrum at the Pestalozzi Trust for more information on the legal aspects of home education.