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Even middleclass parents now struggle to pay school fees

12 January 2022 12:19 PM
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School fees
John Maytham
Progressive Principals Association
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
TPN
Riyaad Najaar

John Maytham interviews Riyaad Najaar, a Trustee at the Progressive Principals Association.

One in four parents failed to pay school fees in 2021, according to a TPN Credit Bureau study.

About 15.6% only managed partial payment.

Before the pandemic, 75% of parents were able to pay their school fees but in 2020 only 45% had the ability to pay.

Of the 60% of parents who were in good standing financially, 52% paid school fees on time.

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John Maytham interviewed Riyaad Najaar, a Trustee at the Progressive Principals Association (scroll up to listen).

Maytham asked Najaar if non-payment of school fees is an issue throughout all the quantiles.

It’s a by-product of our lockdown…

Riyaad Najaar, Trustee - Progressive Principals Association

The extent to which schools are increasing fees, it’s creating a major division in society… Now, the parent in the middle is finding it difficult to pay…

Riyaad Najaar, Trustee - Progressive Principals Association

Private schooling is beyond the majority… It’s ludicrous the amount of fees being paid by parents!

Riyaad Najaar, Trustee - Progressive Principals Association



12 January 2022 12:19 PM
Tags:
School fees
John Maytham
Progressive Principals Association
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
TPN
Riyaad Najaar

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