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Date(s) - 14/11/2019 - 21/11/2019
5:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Sica Guest House


Being a School Governing Body member thrown into the complexities of compliance with the SA Schools Act and the various court cases can be a challenge.

In the Supreme Court of Appeal case of Head of Department Western Cape Education Department and Others v S (1209/2016) [2017] ZASCA 187 (13 December 2017), the court held:

“It is declared that in processing and dealing with the applicant’s applications for a fee exemption in 2011, 2012 and 2013, the school and its governing body subjected her to repeated violations of her constitutional and statutory rights.”

 We aim to assist SGB members in avoiding these pitfalls and in making decisions that cover legal issues on various topic in an easy to understand seminar hosted at a time convenient to working SGB members.

1. Topic: The Legalities of Public School Fees

We give a concise rundown on when fees are legally due, when they can be handed over and who is liable for the fees, using decided case law and practical examples and experience in the courts.

Date:     14 November 2019

Cost: R 300 pp (50% discount to SGB members from public schools that use Bentley Credit Control)

2. Topic: The Legalities of Public School Fee Exemptions

We unpack the legalities of the exemption regulations, the types of exemptions,  tackle compliance issues with particular emphasis on the Saffer Supreme Court decision and its impact on conditional exemptions.

 Date:     21 November 2019

Cost:      R 300 pp (50% discount to SGB members from public schools that use Bentley Credit Control)

Presenter: Brett Bentley of Bentley Attorneys and Bentley Credit Control.
A practicing attorney with over 25 years experience, he currently on the SA Law Society expert panel for the topic of debt collections and presents seminars to attorneys countrywide on the topic. He is also a recognised expert in the field of public school fees.



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