Admissions and Exclusions

Study Permits for Foreign Students

The Department of Home Affairs issues permits for foreign nationals to study in South Africa. Study permits are issued for two main types of immigrants: Stand-alone immigrants who wish to continue their stu...

Withholding School Reports

Traditionally, many South African schools withheld report cards as a means of obtaining overdue school fees. However, legislation has recently changed in respect of withholding report cards. In terms of Sect...

Refusal of Admission

It is important to distinguish between fair and unfair discrimination in school admission policies. The South African Constitution prohibits unfair discrimination. Clause 29(3) of the Constitution states that e...

Exclusion of Learners

Exclusions from an independent school fall into the two broad areas of: Exclusion on grounds of contravention of the rules contained in the school’s Code of Conduct. Exclusion on the grounds that the co...
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