BELA bill

MJC SA lambasts proposed measures in BELA Bill

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC SA) has lambasted proposed measures on the contested Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill. This comes as oral submissions will continue this week. Several civil society and education groups have reiterated the concerns around the amendments impact on education and society. Among modifications purported by[…]

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Extension of public comment for BELA Bill welcomed

LOCAL The decision of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education to extend the period for written comments on the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill, better known as the BELA Bill, has been widely welcomed. The controversial Bill has borne the brunt of opposition from civil society organisations and political parties,[…]

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