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Fees free fall, independent schools close

Parents have lost their jobs or had salaries cut; without state help the schools just can’t survive

Schools have to pay fee exemptions out of their own pocket

Compensation from provincial education departments is a pittance while schools grant hundreds of millions of rands, depleting their budgets.

Big jump in elite schools’ fees

The reasons behind the hikes are rising costs and the need to maintain buildings and standards

Private schools, two departments and the eThekwini metro are embroiled in rates row

If the eThekwini municipality has its way, 18 independent schools in its jurisdiction will have to increase their fees.

Fee relief for single parents

It’s difficult to get income information from a disgruntled ex-partner, but an amendment to the Schools Act will do away with this obstacle.

The cost of educating today’s grade one pupil

Twelve years of education will cost anywhere from R368 000 to over R1-million. You need to mind the gap between salary increases and school fees

Schools cheat on fees

Parents kept in the dark about government policy on payments and exemptions.

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