Access to education for non-national children in South Africa
Keep up to date with our Teach-Yourself Series – condensed articles on current and planned changes in South African migration law. Our articles and infographics aim to spread awareness on South Africa’s migration landscape, and our standpoints on the issue. This is a joint initiative between The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town and Sonke Gender Justice. The first eight topics in this series are: the Refugee Act, the Refugee Amendment Act, the White Paper on International Migration, birth registration of non-national children in South Africa, healthcare access for non-nationals in South Africa, detention and deportation, accessing UIF for non-nationals, and access to education for non-national children in South Africa. For further information about the issues discussed in the series, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit genderjustice.org.za.
- What does the law say?
- Do non-South African children have a right to education in South Africa?
- Must non-South African children pay school fees too?
- Do children need an identity document to enroll at a South African school?
- What kind of barriers do non-South African children face in accessing education in South Africa?
- What kind of problems are schools facing in terms of admitting undocumented children?
- What has been done, in the courts, about this, and what was the outcome?
- I have more questions, who can I ask?