Kimeshree Pillay

Can A Learner Who Has Attained Majority Be Held Liable For Their Public School Fees?

The above is a question that we have received from several public schools. The age of majority is the age in which a minor (child) becomes major (adult) and amongst other things gains contractual capacity and can be held fully legally liable in various ways. There was a reduction of the age of majority from …

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When Can A Child Be Excluded For Unpaid School Fees At A Private School

There are two national systems of schooling in South Africa which are governed by the South African Schools Act 84 of 1996 (the Act). They are the public schools and the independent schools. Public schools are governed by the State whilst independent schools are privately governed and the relationship between the school and parent is …

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