The National Policy for General Education Affairs Act is passed. This brings education structures into line with the new constitution of 1983. A ‘general affairs’ Department of Education is established to oversee education budgets, teachers’ salaries and registration, and curricula. Parallel to this Department, ‘own affairs’ Departments of Education and Culture are established for whites, coloureds and Indians. Black education remains under the DET. Education in the ten ‘homelands’ have their own departments within the homeland governments.