Child barred from writing exams due to outstanding fees? What are your rights?

2019-11-08 07:07

"At this late stage of the year, when the school has permitted the child to remain at the school to date, the school should not disallow the child to write his or her exams." A legal expert advises on the issue.

'Cheaper' private schools delivered more top performers than South Africa’s most expensive schools in 2018

2019-01-03 15:32

The IEB matric results for 2018 show no correlation between the cost of a private school and the number of top performers it produces.

Single parents react to school fee exemption ruling

2018-12-11 12:06

Readers share their thoughts on the new Supreme Court of Appeal ruling that single parents may have their application for exemption of school fees assessed on their own financial situation, and not on a combined income with their child's other parent.

To keep classes full, Curro may give some parents loans to pay high-school fees

2018-04-30 16:12

It will probably push up bad debts – but keeping around pupils in the last four years of schooling is important to its success, the group says.

Here's what you will pay for your child to attend a private school

2018-01-06 09:00

As parents and pupils gear up for the new school year, here’s what you might have to fork out for school fees at some of the country's elite private schools.

Private schools might just save SA

2017-03-16 13:02

Private education can provide quality education to the masses. The Swedish example shows us how this can be done.

SA's most expensive schools for 2018

2016-01-04 11:50

We take a look at the most expensive high schools in South Africa.

Want kids? Save now

2015-10-14 11:34

With so many things on your to-do list during pregnancy, how important is it to start planning for your child's future now?

Back-to-school money stress

2012-01-04 12:45

Masanda Peter considers how the new school year should be prioritised over fun holidays.


These are the top 10 academic schools in South Africa right now - with fees starting from R30,000 a year

2019-01-07 14:03

On average, matriculants at the top school had five distinctions each.

School fee exemptions made easier for single parents

2018-12-04 10:56

Being a single parent can be rather tough, but the new Supreme Court of Appeal ruling that single parents may have their application for exemption of school fees assessed on their own financial situation, and not on their and their child's other parent's combined income, could be of some help.

Most schools unaware of uniform guidelines - Competition Commission

2018-01-08 15:32

Most schools surveyed by the Competition Commission are unaware of the guidelines for school uniforms issued by the Department of Basic Education.

Private school education in SA costs R2.2m per child

2017-11-23 15:52

Between 2010 and 2015, the cost of education rose by around 50%. Most parents would have to start saving for their kids' education before their children are even born to be able to afford it.

SA universities are not pre-schools - Angie Motshekga

2016-11-14 12:27

There is a mismatch between the education landscape and the occupational needs in the economy, says Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga.

Late registrations keep KZN schools busy

2016-01-13 10:25

Schools across the city have been inundated with late registrations and last-minute preparations as pupils return to the classroom on Wednesday.

Saving for your child's education

2015-11-26 16:00

In the eleventh episode of the “Change in your pocket” series by BrightRock, financial journalist Maya Fisher-French gives tips to raise a financially savvy kid.

Education bankruptcy

2014-01-15 09:27

Education is a right, but it can be prohibitively expensive for many parents.

“My ex is using maintenance to control me”

2011-11-22 15:04

How many parents live in fear of being punished by their ex by withholding maintenance.

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