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NAISA is a formal alliance of associations that represent independent schools in South Africa. NAISA members are national associations of independent schools. A national association is an association which has member schools in more than one province.

 

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NAISA is a formal alliance of associations that represent independent schools in South Africa. NAISA members are national associations of independent schools. A national association is an association which has member schools in more than one province.

The alliance serves the interests of independent schools and facilitates communications with the Department of Education and other bodies on matters of common interest and concern.

The NAISA committee is comprised of mandated representatives of its member associations.

The Alliance is based on the principles of inclusivity and consensus, while at the same time respecting the individual identity of each association and allowing for disassociation. In view of the rapidly changing nature of the independent school sector, the Constitution also allows for flexibility in membership and procedures and enables the full diversity of the sector to be reflected.

Rights and Responsibilities of Independent Schools

Who Are We?

The National Alliance of Independent Schools Associations is an umbrella body which represents the interests of associations of independent schools in South Africa.

The key objects of the Alliance are to :

  • consider and develop joint positions on national issues of concern to its Members and the Independent Schools sector generally, throughout South Africa;
  • represent the collective interests of its Members throughout South Africa;
  • advocate, liaise, consult and/or negotiate on issues of concern and/or interest to its Members with the national and provincial education authorities and other relevant  statutory bodies, institutions of higher education and relevant stakeholders in pre-primary, primary, secondary and/or pre-tertiary education;
  • promote the independent Schooling sector generally throughout South Africa;
  • contribute as far as may be practicable, to the provision of quality education for all in South Africa.
Treasurer : Rabbi Craig Kacev (South Africa Jewish Board of Deputies)
Secretary General : Ebrahim Ansur (Association of Muslim Schools)

NAISA is recognised as a primary stakeholder representing the independent school sector in South Africa.  It is officially represented on the following bodies:

  • The HEDCOM sub-committee for independent schools established by the Department of Basic Education
  • ETDP SETA
  • SACE

NAISA also has a memorandum of understanding with UMALUSI, the council for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Independent Schools.

INTERESTED IN JOINING NAISA?

Associations of registered  independent schools may apply to join NAISA provided they have schools in more than one province in South Africa.

Enquiries may be directed to the Secretary General, Mr Ebrahim Ansur – email secretary@naisa.co.za

Provincial Joint Liaison Committees

The NAISA representatives for the Joint Liaison Committees are listed below. Should you wish to contact your provincial representatives please email secretary@naisa.co.za 

  • Gauteng: Kgethi Dlamini
  • Limpopo: Fred Hoffman
  • Mpumalanga: Jacques Jacobs
  • Kwa Zulu Natal: David Wilkinson
  • Eastern Cape: Ebrahim Ansur
  • Western Cape: Evona Rebelo
  • Free State: Jon Brayshaw
  • North West: Hendrik Malan

National Associations

Contact Us

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32 West Riding Row, Sherwood,
Durban, 4092.

P O Box: 74132, Rochdale Park,
4034.

Contact: 031 207 1116 / 0820828265
Email: secretary@naisa.co.za