South African Schools Act No. 84 of 1996
Regulations relating to the Exemption of parents from payment of School Fees in Public Schools
4. Obligations of parents
1)A parent who wishes to be exempted from the payment of school fees for a child at a particular school must apply annually to the chairperson of the governing body in writing, by completing the form contained in Annexure B of these regulations, supplied by the principal.
2)An applicant must furnish such relevant further particulars as the governing body may request.
3)A parent qualifies for automatic exemption if he or she submits to the governing body sufficient proof of eligibility for such exemption by providing documentary evidence in the form of -
b)a confirmation affidavit from a social worker or from any other competent authority; or
c)a court order.