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Some Gauteng Schools have given parents an ultimatum. They say they must pay their school fees or they'll be handed over to lawyers.


Schools across South Africa have been struggling financially due to the effects that the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown have had on the economy and the ability for parents to work. Some schools are now making use of an online platform for fundraising. 


The Department of Basic Education's Minister Angie Motshekga has said that parents must still pay school fees at fee-paying schools despite schools closing for extended periods of time due to outbreaks of Covid-19. 


The pandemic has now resulted in parents struggling to pay school fees. This has now affected the functioning of schools as well as teacher jobs and salaries.


Recently the TPN Credit Bureau conducted a survey which indicated that schools are facing challenges in collecting fees from parents. 


On 15 February, it will be back to school for children at public schools and the postponement of reopening schools has added to the financial burden on parents.


There have been many debates about the payment of school fees during the lockdown. In the event that parents are unable to pay school fees, the law offers some guidance for learners attending public and private school.


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