Under the provisions of Section 40 of the South African School Act 1996, a parent is liable to payschool fees as determined by a resolution adopted by a majority of parents at our general meeting. Under provisions of section 30 (3) of the Act, the Governing Body must implement this resolution.

Under the provisions of section 41 of the Act, The Governing Body may, by process of law, enforce the payment of fees by parents who are liable to pay. By the act, a parent’s meeting with the Governing Body is held annually for approval of the budget and school fees for the following year.

A parent/guardian 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 the Act.

It is charged monthly, and the account will be mailed or e-mailed. You are obliged to make sure that you receive your statement. If for some reason, you did not receive it, it does not mean that the fees are not owed.

The budget for 2023, as table, which reflects the estimated cumulative effect of established trends of non-payment and the total, partial or conditional exemption likely to be granted to parents in terms of the Regulations, is approved.

Resolution 1

School fees

A discount will be applicable if one of the following two options is utilised:

It is resolved that School fees of R33 680 be paid:

  • In full by 31 March 2023, in which case a discount of R2 320 will be granted.


  • Discount of R2 133 if you swipe your debit card on the Debi-Check system before
    31 January 2023
  • Any fees received {(e.g., tour fees) from a parent/learner will first be allocated to school fees
  • Inthe case of the matric farewell, learners’ school fees must be paid, or arrangements made with the Finance office before a learner may attend. This is in addition to the requirement that matric farewell fees are not part of the school fund.
  • Incase of non-payment of school fees, the school will take legal action against both parents regardless of any maintenance or court order that may exist between parents.
  • In terms of Article 39 of the SA Schools Act, both parents are responsible for paying the compulsory school fees. The marital status has no influence on it.
  • In terms of Section 40 and 41 of the SA Schools Act, the school may enforce the payment of compulsory school fees.
  • Take note that according to Art 41(5)(a) of the Schools Act, fees must be settled within 3 (three) months after receiving a letter of demand.
  • First payment of R3 200 as the first payment is payable by all learners, regardless of discount, subsidies, bursaries, or payment options. Payment by 7 December 2022
  • No discount will apply to bursaries and subsidies, regardless of payment option.

Option 1: – Onetime payment

If you pay before or on 31 March 2023 (cash, or credit card):

  • Total school fees for 2023                                                                R33 680
  • First payment (Payable on 7 December 2022)                             R 3 200
  • Balance payable before 31 March 2023                                        R28 160
  • Minus Discount                                                                                R 2 320
  • TOTAL                                                                                                 R31 360

Option 2: – Payment by means of a DEBI-CHECK debit order:

  • First payment (Payable on 7 December 2022)                           R 3 200
  • Minus discount                                                                                R 2 133
  • Fixed debit order per month over 11 months Jan-Nov 2022   R 2 577
  • TOTAL (instead of R33 680)                                                          R 31 547

if your debit order comes back unpaid, you forfeit the rebate

School fees if you do not use option 1 or 2

First payment (already payable on 7 December 2022)                        R 3 200
Amount over 12 months per month                                                      R 2 540
Sub Total for 12 months                                                                           R 30 480
Total school fees                                                                                      R33 680

Resolution 2

Method of payment:

A monthly amount of R2 540-00 is payable if you use one of the following methods:

Electronic Bank Transfer, Cash, Credit Card or Debit

  •  Using one of the discount options will bring you significant savings.
  • Our parent community is encouraged to take advantage of the above discount.
  • If a student who enrolled in 2022 does not show up for school in 2023, the parents can apply in writing for the reimbursement of the first payment made.
  • Debit orders will be effected monthly on the day requested by parents.

Resolution 3

It is resolved that

  • The criteria for the total, partial or conditional exemption of parents, who are unable to pay compulsory school fees, be determined in accordance with the criteria set out in The Exemption of Parents from School Fees Regulations (as amended in Government Gazette 39392 of 17 November 2006)
  • It is resolved that the following procedures will apply:
  • The first payment of R3 200 must be paid before an application will be provided. A parent who wishes to be exempted from the payment of school fees for a child at Marais Viljoen High School shall apply annually in writing by completing the relevant forms provided by the school and returning the forms on or before 28 February 2023.
  • The Governing Body will evaluate each application by applying the relevant legislation and regulations before granting or declining an application.
  • Applicants will be notified in writing by the governing body of the outcome of the application within 30 days after the application has been submitted, provided that all relevant documentation has been submitted with the application.
  • The exemption amount is calculated on both parents’ gross income, profits on investments and business transactions.
  • Foster parents are automatically exempt and only must present the necessary supporting documents but can make a voluntary contribution. Reapplying must be done annually.
  • A parent can only qualify for one discount in a year i.e., either scholarship or full payment or subsidy or debit order.
  • Parents are jointly liable for the payment of school fees.
  • Arrangements in any divorce order do not bind the school as the obligation to pay schooi fees is a statutory obligation which is derived from section 40(1) of the South African Schools Act, Act No. 84 of 1996.
  • Each parent is therefore liable for his/her portion of the school fees.
  • (MS v Head of Department, Western Cape Education Department 2017 (4) SA 456 (WCC) & Head of Department, Western Cape Education Department v Saffer 2018 (2) SA 418 (SCA)).
  • Divorced parents who are therefore only liable for their half of the school fees must submit their divorce decree to the school, so that they are only invoiced for 50% of the fee.

Resolution 4

It is resolved that:
The SGB be authorized to make payments to state-employed members of staff in terms of Section 38A of SASA.
That the sum of R2 467 370 allocated towards Section 38A payments as reflected in the budget
as tabled, be approved.

Resolution 5

It is resolved that the following schedules, which are attached as addenda to the budget, be accepted:

  • The Schedule of official activities of the school as per the schedule titled “Pursuits which are part of the School Programme” (see attached list)
  • The list of items/actions which fall outside of the school programme. (see attached list)
  • The financial office’s hours for 2023 during school terms:
    07:00-14:15 Monday – Friday 

Banking Details:

Marais Viljoen High School / Technical High School – ABSA
Cheque Account 210510990
Alberton Branch 631142
Reference: Surname, name/action (i.e. school fees, netball…)


2023's Resolution

2023's Resolusies


  • Voluntary i.e. physical activities, gym etc
  • Matric Breakfast, Matric and other dances/socials i.e. matric farewell and the like.
  • Awards/achievers teas, dinners or braais, RCL/Leadership Camps.
  • All Sports and other tours to any event or other provinces or countries.
  • Any activities which require out-of-home sleepover (other than curricular excursions/camps).
  • Entry for Olympiads, Eisteddfods, Orators etc (individual entries), Game or similar exercises on finance and economics and the like.
  • Personal needs for expensive equipment-based clubs or societies: e.g. equestrian etc.
  • All personal items of uniform and sports kit: e.g. rugby jersey, hockey or netball shirt and/or skirt, boots or running shoes, any equipment, gymnastics or equestrian-related needs.
  • All personal items of LTSM not provided by the education dept: e.g. own pen, atlas, textbooks, stationery, dictionary, flash drive, raw material for technical projects, and extra textbooks.
  • Transport to any extra mural activities i.e. sports events, cultural activities and academic events, camps, tours, and any special capital projects.
  • School clothes, sports clothes and revue, choir clothes and any other fees involved.
  • Any extra classes, extra coaching of any sporting event.
  • All activities (e.g. Sport, cultural or academic) offered by the school are for the parents own account


  • Technology
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Electrical Technology 

Computer Sciences

  • IT
  • Computer Application and Technology

    Physical, Natural and Life Sciences

    • Physical Sciences
    • Natural Sciences
    • Life Sciences
    • Technical Sciences (only grade 12) 


    Human Sciences

    • Geography
    • Social Sciences
    • Religion studies
    • Tourism

      Economic Sciences

      • Accounting
      • Economics
      • EMS
      • Business Studies

        Mathematical Sciences

        • Mathematics
        • Mathematical Literacy
        • Technical Mathematics (only grade 12)


          • English Home and Additional Language
          • Afrikaans Huis-en Eerste Addisionele Taal


            • Creative Arts
            • Visual Art (Optional and for own account)

              Extra-curricular pursuits which are part of the school programme:

              Physical Pursuits

              • Athletics
              • Chess
              • Cricket
              • Cross Country
              • Equestrian
              • Golf
              •  Gymnastics
              • Hockey (boys and girls)
              • Netball
              • Rugby
              • Swimming
              • Tennis


              Cultural Pursuits

              • Academic enrichment societies (e.g. orators)
              • Revue
              • Choir
              • Orators
              • Outreach and Community Service

              All activities (e.g. sport, cultural or academic) offered by the school is for the parent’s own account