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Hi PaulWelcome to Just Answer!! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to assist you.
Is this a private or government school?
This is a private school. Brandcliff House. I was referred to them by Northcliff High when they did not have space there to accommodate her. I am not sure where they get all their funding from.
The fact that it is a private school does make it a bit different as far as fees are concerned. The private schools does not get funding from government and they are therefore entitled to arrange their own policy on payment of fees.
The consumer protection act can assist to the extent that it should not be necessary to give notice so far in advance. One month should suffice and the school will have to demonstrate to the tribunal if it goes that far that the advance notice is absolutely necessary.
You will have to lodge a complaint with the Nastional Consumer Tribunal for them to consider and makle a ruling. You will have to do this by completing the docs on www.thenct.org.za and then advise the school that you have submitted a complaint to the tribunal.
You do not need to appoint a lawyer for this.
Thanks. I will lodge the necessary complaint as you have suggested. Regards. Paul