Dad loses fight with school, but it has to pay his legal costs anyway
It began when son stabbed a fellow pupil, but ended on constitutionally prickly matter of attaching the school’s assets
A court battle by a father whose son attacked a pupil with scissors 10 years ago finally came to an end in the Constitutional Court on Thursday when it overturned a previous ruling in his favour.
The highest court in the land ruled that a section of the South African Schools Act, which prohibits the attachment of assets of public schools, is meant to protect the right to basic education.
It refused to confirm an order made by the Durban High Court in 2018 that Section 58A (4) was unconstitutional...