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The legal consequences of unpaid school fees in SA

Although April saw a slight slowdown in inflation, the general indication from analysts has been that there is unlikely to be an interest rate cut this year. High interest rates and static household incomes have continued to keep enormous pressure on…

Navigate the complexity of suspension without pay

In any instance where an employee is suspended pending a disciplinary action, the employee is entitled to the normal pay rate for the period of the suspension. The prevalence of delay tactics within our court systems is incredibly common and has resu…

Why screening school staff is non-negotiable

Recent months have seen a number of news reports containing allegations of sexual abuse and grooming at some schools. Additionally, there have also been several reports about the bogus qualifications of prominent figures. Both issues highlight the im…

School fee exemptions: a step-by-step guide

It is that time of year where schools are inundated with school fee exemption applications. To assist fee-paying public schools and parents alike, TPN has set out an easy, step-by-step guide to school fee exemptions, to ensure that everyone is compli…

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