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I am a ZEP holder but my daughter's school still wants me to pay school fees

Excluding ZEP holders from accessing school fees exemption is not in line with the spirit of the Constitution or the Schools Act.

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What can I do if my child tells me her teacher smacked her?

You can take it up with the teacher and principal. If necessary, after that you can approach the school governing body.

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My child's school handed me over to a debt collector. What can I do?

The school does have a right to hand over unpaid fees to debt collectors if a parent has not applied for a fee exemption.

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What can I do about every school in my area rejecting my disabled child?

It is every child’s right to be placed in a school, but the Department of Education cannot force a school to accept a child.

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Am I responsible for the school fees of a child I look after but is not mine?

You are in the clear as regards the responsibility for paying.

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Can a school blacklist you for not paying school fees?

A school can blacklist you with a credit bureau if you have not applied for fee exemption and have not paid outstanding fees.

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