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South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996)

Chapter 4 : Funding of Public Schools

40. Parent's liability for payment of school fees



1) A parent is liable to pay the school fees determined in terms of section 39 unless or to the extent that he or she has been exempted from payment in terms of this Act.


2) A parent may appeal to the Head of Department against a decision of a governing body regarding the exemption of such parent from payment of school fees.


3) In deciding an appeal referred to in subsection (2), the Head of Department must follow due process which safeguards the interests of the parent and the governing body.