Welcome, and we are glad you are here! This page contains information on the public hearings on the BELA Bill which are taking place in all provinces during the first six months of 2023.
This is an opportunity to stand up for the rights of your children, and get involved. If you are looking for a relatively low-pressure way to bring your side in the fight, this is it! You don’t even have to speak – just turn up and support the speakers as part of the audience. Bring along your friends and family, and come and enjoy this educational outing with your family!
We hope to see you there!
Here is a video giving an overview of the BELA Bill process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzD7zDjtV4s
The last section contains information about the upcoming public hearings.
If you only want to watch the part that will help you prepare for the public hearings, you can use this link: https://youtu.be/AzD7zDjtV4s?t=1697
The Pestalozzi Trust combined our efforts with the organizations of the Liberty in Learning Coalition (see https://www.liberty-in-learning.org/) in each province on the practical arrangements for the public hearings. We have created a WhatsApp group for each province.
These groups are to discuss things like: which hearings are we going to attend, where do we meet, what do we wear, who is going to do what, etc. Please invite as many homeschoolers as possible to come to the public hearings and join these groups! The provincial WhatsApp groups are open to everyone living in that province, not only members of the Pestalozzi Trust.
Northern Cape – https://chat.whatsapp.com/IXoBI8k8FZCLbyAhGnaKpP
Western Cape – https://chat.whatsapp.com/EXcFGKbYno2G72su9s36Ge orTelegram https://t.me/+J7LQiYttnfxhYWU8
Limpopo – https://chat.whatsapp.com/FgtVjSFWt8N9vunQc6KMoV
KwaZulu-Natal – https://chat.whatsapp.com/BVxr8c0FVMrD92O9PfGU2M
Eastern Cape – https://chat.whatsapp.com/DB9GFu7SmFkHjbLSNBFdGt
Mpumalanga – https://chat.whatsapp.com/GAfDZdPgd9I1sD0P6qVyY3
North West – https://chat.whatsapp.com/IwgGeKZwUcGCevaVRmfJt6
Free State – https://chat.whatsapp.com/FlwSV4sSQJeFl6W3rLT8qw
Some venues are not known yet. We’ll add them as they become known.
The Pestalozzi Trust has organized Q&As for the following dates.
The same Zoom link can be used: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83154293941
Gauteng Q&A : Tue 2 May, 19h00
KZN Q&A : Tue 9 May, 19h00
Western Cape Q&A : Tue 23 May, 19h00
Northern Cape Q&A : Tue 30 May, 19h00
Eastern Cape Q&A : Tue 6 Jun, 19h00
Come and ask your questions!