'Education inflation is always higher than national inflation'

Two prominent school chains have reportedly lost 3881 school pupils recently as parents are struggling to pay such high school fees.

Curro and ADvTECH Schools are reported to have had pupils leave as parents battle to pay. Other reports claim that St John's School recently handed out 15 payment notices to parents for overdue fees.

READ: Brace yourself! Here's how much it'll cost you to raise a child in SA

Speaking to Ray White on The Midday Report, Executive Director of Independent Schools Association, Lebogang Montjane said education inflation is always higher than national inflation by some 2 or 3 %.

Because, in the basket, obviously salaries are much higher and make up a far higher portion than other amounts in that basket.

Lebogang Montjane, Executive Director of Independent Schools Association

Invariably school fees are always going up and a little bit higher than most people are actually earning - with increases on an annual basis.

Lebogang Montjane, Executive Director of Independent Schools Association

He says South Africa has very good government schools and that is a very good option.

You can get a solid education.

Lebogang Montjane, Executive Director of Independent Schools Association

Listen to the full interview below:


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