National Norms and Standards for School Funding Amended

Department of Basic Education

Amendments to the National Norms and Standards for School Funding (NNSSF) have been drawn up.

The department of basic education has published the amendments to the NNSSF in Notice 75 in Government Gazette 41420.

The original NNSSF were published in Notice 890 in Gazette 29179 on 31 August 2006.

The NNSSF are amended by updating the:

•    National Targets Table (Par. 109 of the NNSSF) to include 2019 and 2020 indicative target amounts; and the
•    National Poverty Distribution Table (Par. 111 of the NNSSF).

The schedule included in the notice outlines the following:

•    National table of targets for the school allocation (2018 – 2020); and
•    National poverty distribution table.

The no-fee threshold stands at R1 316 in 2018.

The amendments have taken effect on 1 January 2018 and the applicable schools as well as Provincial Education Departments have been notified accordingly.

Sabinet Cape Town Office