1. As such, the CFCR welcomes the opportunity to make a concise submission to the Department of Basic Education (the Department) regarding the Draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill [B-2015] (the Amendment Bill) in response to your call for submissions as published in Government Gazette Notice 1101 Government Gazette  41178 of 13 October 2017.
  1. In this regard, please find attached our submission for the Department’s attention and consideration.
  1. It is not the purpose or intention of this submission to provide comprehensive legal analysis or technical assessment of the Amendment Bill, but rather to draw attention to key constitutional concerns in relation to the Amendment Bill.
  1. We trust that our submission will be of assistance in guiding the Department in its deliberations regarding the Amendment Bill.