State of the Nation  2024


Safety at schools

Schools must be safe and allow for effective learning and teaching.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, SONA 2023


The Department of Basic Education and SAPS Partnership Protocol continues to promote safety and security in all schools.

It aims to:

  • Strengthen Safe School Committees in addressing crime and violence
  • Link all schools to local police stations
  • Raise awareness about violence and its impacts among young learners
  • Implement school-based crime prevention programmes in collaboration with local officials responsible for school safety

National Inclusive & Safer Schools Partnership - Masifunde Changemaker Network of the DBE